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Threave Garden and Estate

 
Gardens and Nurseries
Castle Douglas

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

  • Enjoy stunning views over the Galloway Hills and the Ken/Dee valley, and keep an eye out for soaring ospreys, red kites and peregrine falcons over our wetlands nature reserve.
  • Join a guided walk around Scotland’s only Bat Reserve! We have eight species of bats and a dedicated conservation programme to protect them.
  • Explore one of Scotland’s most biodiverse nature reserves, with a remarkable collection of wildlife, flora and fauna.

Please check our website for opening times or phone for details 01556 502575 or email [email protected]

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. 

Join a guided walk around Scotland’s only Bat Reserve! We have eight species of bats and a dedicated conservation programme to protect them.

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.

Please don’t forget that it is possible to access the wider estate (Other side of the A75) 24 hours a day. Here you will see the most wonderful night skies illuminating the Castle and the lake. 

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Castle Douglas
DG7 1RX

01556 502575

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Entry prices
Threave Garden
ADULT
£12.00
CONCESSION
£10.50
ONE ADULT FAMILY
£18.00
FAMILY
£26.00
Threave Nature Reserve
ADULT
Free
FAMILY
Free
ONE ADULT FAMILY
Free
CONCESSION
Free

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Threave Garden & Estate
Castle Douglas
DG7 1RX
Threave Garden & Estate is 1 mile west of Castle Douglas and only a short drive from Dumfries.

Threave Garden is just off the A75 and is well-signposted from every direction. Turn onto the B736 from the roundabout and follow the brown signs.

The road to the nature reserve (and osprey platform) is directly opposite the B736 off the same roundabout – follow the signs for Kelton Mains or Threave Castle.

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