Know Before You Go
Little Sparta is open from June through September, Thursday through Sunday, 12:30-5pm with last admission at 4pm. There is no direct public transportation to Little Sparta. Visitors can take the 101/102 line between Edinburgh and Dumfries to the Dolphinton stop, or take public transportation to West Linton and book a taxi to the gardens.
Charter buses leave at 11:30am from the Scottish Poetry Library on the first Sundays in June, July, and September, and every Saturday in August. Little Sparta is an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. It takes approximately 90 minutes to walk the garden. There are no designated areas for picnics or recreational activities. Visit the site for more information.