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Threave Garden and Estate

 

Threave Garden and Estate

 

 

Threave Garden and  Estate is the perfect place for a family day out – or two: there’s so much to see and do here, you may not fit it all in to one visit.

A garden for all seasons and a haven for wildlife, with an osprey platform and bat reserve

Open daily 29 March 2019 to 22 December 2019. Please check our website or phone for details 01556 502575 or email threave@nts.org.uk.
Threave’s wonderful garden has been created over the years by students of the Trust’s School of Heritage Gardening – and is a fine example of landscaped beauty. The garden is divided into a series of smaller gardens to showcase different styles, including glasshouses, formal gardens, rockery, RHS trial beds, rose garden and walled garden, and new for 2019, a new garden of contemplation.
At the centre stands Threave House, designed in the Scottish Baronial style in 1871 for the Gordon family. Many of its rooms are displayed as they were in the 1930s.
The wider estate caters for more adventurous tastes, and includes our flagship bat reserve. The nature reserve is a Special Protection Area for breeding waders and wintering wildfowl – pink-footed geese and Greenland white-fronted geese are regular visitors.

Anytime is a great time to visit

The Galloway Forest Park has everything you need for a great day out, whatever the time of year. Meet red deer and wild goats, choose from two scenic Forest Drives, follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce or picnic beside a peaceful loch. This is also Scotland’s first Dark Sky Park – one of the best places to stargaze in Europe!

Start exploring from one of our three visitor centres. Kirroughtree is the gateway centre for the Galloway Forest Park and perfect for active adventures. Discover wonderful woods, water, hills and history at Glentrool and enjoy tranquil views over lochs and hills at Clatteringshaws.

Kirroughtree and Glentrool are also home to two of the world-famous 7stanes mountain bike trail centres.

 

 

Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room

Glenwhan Gardens has been described as one of the most beautiful newly made gardens in Scotland. with unique & stunning sea views across to the Isle of Man, Luce Bay, and the Mull of Galloway.

The Gardens are a labour of love, hewn from rough moorland 35 years ago. With the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, Glenwhan grows many tender plants from around the Southern Hemisphere, together with large collections of rare trees and shrubs. A numbered tree trail for the dendrologist has been collated, along with a 17 acre moorland walk with 120 species of wildflowers, grasses, and ferns. Two small lakes (Lochans) are the focal point of these family-run gardens, with seats and  meandering paths running along enchanting walks with interesting scupltures, which the visitor will discover.

The Tearoom prides itself on its delicious home baking and warming  homemade soups. Home-grown vegetables and use of fresh locally-sourced produce are used wherever possible. We have a small but well stocked plant nursery situated by the tearoom, incorporating many of the plants which may be seen growing in the gardens. We aim to produce our own plants and we are happy to propagate any plants for our customers.

 

Glenwhan Gardens are open all year round so that our visitors can experience the full range of the seasons and changes in our flora and fauna.  During the Spring and Summer months, when our tearoom is open, please obtain your tickets from the tearoom. During the Autumn and Winter months we operate an Honesty Box at the entrance.

Garden Opening Daily for 2019 Season

10:00am-5:00pm

Monday 1st April to Monday 30th September.

From 1st October- 31 March, Admission by Honesty Box at Entrance. (Tearoom closes on 1st October)

 

Adults £6.00, Concessions & Groups & Students  £4.50  Season ticket £18.00

Family Ticket £13.00 (up to three children)

Dogs on leads are welcome

Contact Details

Telephone: (+44) 01581 400222

(+44) 07787990702
Email: tess@glenwhan.co.uk
Address: Glenwhan Gardens, Dunragit, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 8PH

The gardens participate in Gardens of Galloway, Scotland`s Garden Route
Open: Mid March  – 31 October, daily 10am- 5pm.

 

Make time for tea at Glenwhan Gardens

The Tearoom serves home cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients and fresh vegetables and eggs produced on the premises, where possible and when in season. Every effort is made to source the ingredients grown as close to the premises, and emphasis is on Scottish suppliers.

With level access from the car park our tea rooms are fully accessible.

Dietary Options: Vegetarian and Vegan meals available.

Shepherd’s Hut

Our Bespoke Shepherd’s Hut in the garden overlooks the loch, to the Mull of Galloway with splendid sea views, & may be hired for Couples and Singles and comprises: 5ft double bed, with well equipped kitchen area with two hobs, microwave and Belfast sink, with small wood burning fire, full size shower, WC & Basin. A separate sitting out area adjoins the Hut with seating and BBQ. Single dogs are allowed but please not on the bed.

To Book please go to AirBnB under Glenwhan Gardens or use this link https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/16567766, where you will find full details.

  

 

Events at Glenwhan Gardens

 

Come and enjoy OPEN AIR CINEMA: TOP GUN on Sunday 21st April

 

The film starts at 8’clock ‘Top Gun’

100 seats in covered Marquee and refreshments and light snacks are available in the Tearoom. Gates open at 7.30.  all welcome

 

Easter Daffodils – One Day Watercolour Painting Workshop

 

Watercolour Painting Course at Glenwhan Gardens

Cost £60 inclusive of tuition, materials & equipment supplied, refreshments (teas&coffees) and a soup& sandwich lunch provided by the Glenwhan Café

From 10am to 4.30pm on Tuesday 23 April 2019  2019
For further details and to book a place contact Allan
mail@allanmcnallyart.co.uk
Tel. 01465 881175

Easter Daffodils Workshop April 2019 Glenwhan Gardens

 

Waterlilies painting workshop from 10am to 4.30pm on  12th June 2019.

mail@allanmcnallyart.co.uk

 

Course: Grow Your Own Vegetables

 

 

 

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate

If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring beautiful countryside – or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking – you’ll love a day at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. From activities for kids to salmon fishing, you’ll find a raft of activity awaiting you. The Castle has 120 rooms, 17 turrets and four towers and from your very first glance you’ll know you’re entering a special place. Special enough, in fact, that the producers of Outlander recently used the Castle for filming their second series!

You will discover Rembrandt’s Old Lady Reading and family portraits by artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, landscapes by Paul Sandby and the Dutch masters, and cartoons by Rowlandson amid the finest furnishing and antiques.

The 90,000 acre Estate boasts miles of beautiful walks and acres of gardens. Launch yourself down one of our championship mountain biking trails, or hook yourself a salmon, fishing on the river. Activities for kids include everything from the adventure playground to ranger-led wildlife walks and a host of events.

The Castle is the stunning Dumfriesshire seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and they hope you find it as inspiring as they do.

A spectacular drive through the Galloway Forest

From New Galloway, take the A713 towards Dalmellington and Ayr. This is a good road and passes through some lovely scenery. You may stop after a few miles to look at the medieval village of Polmaddy, and then the Heritage Centre at Carsphairn. (more…)

The Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust (CVCWT) has a vision of establishing a Forest Habitat Network from “source to sea” which incorporates a mosaic of native broadleaf woodland and other habitats. (more…)

 
 
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