Hospitalfield House

Hospitalfield House


Hospitalfield will open their new Gardens, Café and Fernery on 27 May 2021 with an outside sculpture exhibition by artist Mick Peter.

A series of outside talks, workshops and tours will be held to celebrate the reopening – see the website for further information.

Hospitalfield House is a stunning early Arts & Crafts Scottish Baronial country house, left in trust in 1890 to support artists. The organisation runs a programme of public events, including exhibitions, walks and workshops, weekly tours during the summer and residencies for artists.

The distinctive double Walled Garden at Hospitalfield has been redesigned by garden designer Nigel Dunnett. The scheme was developed to reveal the unique horticultural history of the site at Hospitalfield, which has been tended as a garden for over 800 years.

The Fernery at Hospitalfield was designed in 1872 by Patrick Allan-Fraser as a grotto-like building intended to house a collection of New Zealand tree ferns that were presented to him by Captain Peter Logan. This is the only surviving Fernery on the east coast of Scotland, and one of only four buildings of this type in Scotland.

The Garden Café is a new building located in a bright and sunny spot that commands a wonderful view of the gardens. The light filled space opens out onto a terrace so that you can choose to sit inside or outside and the menu changes daily, featuring an abundance of fine local produce, freshly prepared using home grown vegetables and herbs straight from the garden.

Accessibility additional info

Hospitalfield House is a Victorian house over several floors with wide staircases and banisters in most cases. Some areas of the house, including the Music Room on the ground floor, are accessible by wheelchair.

Hospitalfield Gardens and Café is wheelchair accessible via a ramp into the Gardens.

It is possible to access the ground floor level of the restored Fernery.

Hospitalfield would like to prepare with you for your visit and give any information which could help, so please do get in touch.

There is disabled parking available on site.

Opening Times
Cafe, Gardens & Fernery:
Thursday to Sunday – 10am to 5pm

Bookable tours of the house will be available once again from 3 July 2021.


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Hospitalfield House


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