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Dunskey Gardens and Maze

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Dunskey Gardens and Maze



Dunskey Gardens near Portpatrick  has a charming, tranquil 18th century walled garden with plants both familiar and rare. Discover a charming 18th century walled garden that has been revitalised. View working historic glasshouses with fruits and exotics; homes to the National Collections of Clianthus, Nicotiana and Sutherlandia. Then wander the developing woodland gardens with lochside views and rich native flora.

Dunskey Gardens also has the only hedge maze in Southern Scotland. The design of the maze is based on Hampton Court – although a bit smaller!

Dunskey Gardens has a Licensed tearoom with sun terrace.

As well as gardens to enjoy, you can walk on good paths through the densely wooded Dunskey Glen which is festooned with wild lowers at spring time.  The lower level path, though narrow and uneven offers the chance to Follow the burn and see a waterfall from a delightful beside a delightful stone arched bridge on the way down the glen Dunskey Glen leads down to Sandeel Bay and Lairds Bay where you can have a paddle. It is possible to join the Southern Upland Way from here and enjoy a delightful cliff top walk to Portpatrick.



Open: Snowdrop weekends in February; Easter to  October, daily 10am – 5pm.

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