Glen House is situated at Traquair near Innerleithen in the beautiful Tweed Valley. Sir Charles Tennant purchased the estate in 1852 and commissioned David Bryce to design a new house in the Scottish Baronial style. The house was completed in 1855. The house still belongs to the Tennant family and remains a private family home.
The house and gardens are a hidden gem and well worth a visit should they be open to the public again. A lovely afternoon tea of home baking was served in the house or on the terrace overlooking the gardens.
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme (SGS) is a registered charity who facilitate the opening of many privately owned gardens for charity. 60% of the funds raised are distributed to charities supported by SGS:
The remaining 40% of the funds raised are given to a charity chosen by owner of the garden. The Tennant family elected to support the Global Cool Foundation.
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