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 - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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’s also the Dobbies Head Office. Based in a rural location, within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre, our flagship centre naturally has more on offer than any other Dobbies. It just got even bigger, with a major redevelopment of a new retail village, if you’re looking for the best garden centre in Scotland, in our view, you’ve found it.

Being our biggest store, there is, naturally, an enormous range of plants, outdoor and indoor furniture, gardening tools and equipment, toys and games, pet care and aquatic items and much more. And there are always gardening experts on hand to offer green-fingered tips, help and advice.

Melville has our biggest restaurant, offering all sorts of dining options from a delicious breakfast to afternoon tea. At Dobbies, we're also proud to work with a variety of different partners to bring our customers as much choice as possible. For a list of our store's partners, click on the tab above.

*Please note that our restaurant closes at 17:30 each day.

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
Rosslyn Chapel
Midlothian Snowsports Centre

Of course, Dobbies Edinburgh has everything for your garden. But meander through the store and you’ll discover a brand new retail village with some great names and big brands offering exciting shopping for the whole family, all in one place. With a pond-side picnic place (complete with a family of ducks), a children’s playground and an alfresco dining area – bring everyone along and enjoy a great day out. 


Creative kitchenware with practical ideas for home and garden.


Criterium Cycles

Leisure. Pleasure. Commuting. Competing. Kids.

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Cotton Traders

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

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Outdoor clothing and accessories for adventurers.


The Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Quality, fashionable knitwear and cashmere at great value prices.

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The Wool Room

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

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

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Arran Aromatics

Luxury toiletries, gifts and exclusive fragrances. Est. 1989.

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Hotter Shoes

Designing and making footwear for 50 years


Shaws Fine Meats

Delicious meat and poultry from your traditional family butcher.

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Garden Buildings Centre

The UK’s leading garden and leisure building specialist.

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

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Hot Spring Central

With 17 hot tubs on display we have a spa to suit everyone!


Direct Gardens

A comprehensive landscape, garden design and installation service.

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Handy Andy

Quality hand-finished car washing and valeting.

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We Buy Any Car

The UK's favourite car buying service

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  • Restaurant
  • Foodhall
  • Carry to car
  • Aquatics
  • Wifi
  • Customer toilets
  • Butchers
  • Gift vouchers
  • Car wash
  • Disabled parking

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