Dobbies Edinburgh


Melville Nursery
EH18 1AZ
0131 663 1941
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Opening Hours

9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

About Us

Dobbies Edinburgh (Melville) is located in Lasswade just off the A772 Gilmerton Road near the Edinburgh City Bypass. It is the largest garden centre in Scotland. It is serviced by Lothian bus routes 3 and 29. 

It’s also the Dobbies Head Office. Based in a rural location, within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre, our flagship centre naturally has an abundance of plants, outdoor and indoor furniture, gardening tools and equipment, toys and games, pet care and aquatic items and much more. You'll also find our restaurant and conservatory and gardening experts on hand to offer green-fingered tips, help and advice.

We're also pleased to announce the opening of our new Food To Go offering at our Edinburgh store. From 8am daily we'll be offering freshly made sandwiches, cakes and organic coffee to go from our farm shop within the garden centre. 

Within our farm shop you'll also find a fantastic range of wines from Laithwaite's wines and fresh seafood from Loch Fyne. 

And there's more retail therapy available with our retail village - scroll below for more details of what's in store.

*Please note that we stop serving hot food at 3pm. Our deli counter is open until 5.30pm Mon-Fri for hot drinks and cakes. Food to go from our farm shop is available from 8am daily. 

Nearby things to do:

If you’re looking for things to do in Edinburgh and Midlothian, have a look below at the places to visit, and you’ll find inspiration for fun days out here.

Edinburgh Butterfly World

Store Manager

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Matthew Bailey

0131 663 1941
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The store's Local Charity Partner is Lothian Families with Diabetes.

"We are so pleased to partner with Lothian Families with Diabetes. This is a fantastic charity that provides support to people living with diabetes, and raises awareness of the illness."

The partnership runs for nine months of the year, please ask in-store for details or to donate.

  • Restaurant

  • Pet Shop

  • Food Hall

  • Car Wash

  • Carry to Car

  • Butchers

  • Aquatics

  • Gift Vouchers

  • Disabled Parking

  • Wifi

  • Customer Toilets



Creative kitchenware with practical ideas for home and garden.

Criterium Cycles

Leisure. Pleasure. Commuting. Competing. Kids.

Cotton Traders

Cotton on to style, quality and value with carefree, colour-rich casuals for men and women.


Outdoor clothing and accessories for adventurers.

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Quality, fashionable knitwear and cashmere at great value prices.

Fishkeeper Scotland by Maidenhead Aquatics

Offering everything for the Scottish fishkeeper

The Wool Room

Nature’s miracle fibre store, with beautiful wool bedding, throws and more.


The UK’s only foot health retailer offers specialist footwear, orthotics and footcare.

Shaws Fine Meats

Delicious meat and poultry from your traditional family butcher located in our Foodhall.


Hotter have been making footwear for 50 years! Comfortable, yet stylish, browse the selection at our Cirencester store.

Garden Buildings Centre

The UK’s leading garden and leisure building specialist.


High quality home improvements on everything from windows and doors to orangery’s and sunrooms’

HotSpring Ltd

HotSpring Central Ltd are the home of hot tubs in Scotland. Explore their range in-store.

Direct Gardens

A comprehensive landscape, garden design and installation service.

Handy Andy

Quality hand-finished car washing and valeting.