Country Life

Something in the air

THE River Teviot winds through a lush, green, wooded valley and then between rolling hills near Jedburgh in the Borders before lapping at a stone landing stage at the foot of a broad manicured lawn. This place is the River Garden, designed in 1960 by Percy Cane at Monteviot—or Mount Teviot, as it was originally known—the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lothian.

‘Lord Lothian, who grew up here, says there has always been magic in the air’

In the Rose Garden below the house, beds of pink and white David Austin roses spill over box edging beneath the buttressed wall that supports the main terrace. Standing here, it is

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