House of Falkland designed landscape

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The House of Falkland designed landscape is designated by Historic Environment Scotland under the "Gardens and Designed Landscapes" category (reference GDL00214).

HES listing details[1]
Address/Site Name

House of Falkland


A prime and rare example of mid-19th century garden design by the collaboration of designers William Burn, Alexander Roos and Donald Beaton. This was further elaborated during the 1890s, by designs in the Arts and Crafts style, by Robert Schultz. The site's interest is enhanced by its associations with the royal Palace of Falkland, with which it forms a contiguous designed landscape and a shared and related history.

Type of Site

Designed estate landscape with picturesque waterside walks, formal gardens, parkland and pleasure grounds.

Main Phases of Landscape Development

18th, 19th and 20th centuries

Artistic Interest

Outstanding. Although currently degraded, the layout, design and contemporary descriptions of the formal garden and pleasure grounds give the House of Falkland outstanding value as a Work of Art. They represent the outcome of collaborative work between some of the most prominent designers of the period. [...]

The designed landscape includes 10 listed buildings:

and two scheduled monuments:


  1. HES record for GDL00214. Includes detailed descriptions of the designed landscpe and its history.