10 Gardens in Dumfries and Galloway That You Shouldn't Miss

October 1, 2021 Leonardo Torrence

Discover the best top things to do in Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom including Woodfall Gardens, Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance, Corsock House, Arbigland House and Gardens, Auchencairn Community Garden, Threave Garden, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Logan Botanic Garden, The Crichton Garden, Elizabeth MacGregor Nursery.

1. Woodfall Gardens

Glasserton dg8 8ly Scotland +44 1988 500692 [email protected] http://www.woodfall-gardens.co.uk/gardens.html
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Woodfall Gardens

2. Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance

Lockerbie Cemetery, Lockerbie Scotland http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/57967
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Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance

Reviewed By BackPacker800547 - Bilston, United Kingdom

This is a peaceful and moving tribute to the victims of the Lockerbie crash and well worth visiting for some contemplation

3. Corsock House

Corsock House A712 Castle Douglas, Dumfries DG7 3DJ Scotland +44 1644 440250
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Corsock House

4. Arbigland House and Gardens

Arbigland House Arbigland House Kirkbean, Dumfries DG2 8BQ Scotland +44 1387 880764 [email protected] http://www.arbiglandhouseandgardens.co.uk
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Arbigland House and Gardens

24 acres of gardens surrounding an Adam-style 18th house, with woodland walks, formal gardens, a lake and a beach on the Solway Firth looking across to Cumbria. The House has strong links with Robert Burns (the poet), John Paul Jones (father of the US Navy), James Craik (George Washington's physician) and John Campbell (the first Captain of HMS Victory). Visitors can book a talk about this history while touring the principal rooms of the House. There are holiday lets in the Stable Yard.

Reviewed By StuartCochrane25 - Auldgirth, United Kingdom

Had a great visit today and a personal tour by owner and master garden designer Wayne, enthralling! Owner John was working on the luscious lawns and Alistair gave us a tour of the estate and visitor facilities. Great to see such an awesome interesting collection of mature trees and shrubs and the changes are noticeable as the garden emerges from the cocoon of history.

5. Auchencairn Community Garden

Auchencairn Scotland
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Auchencairn Community Garden

Located through a gate next to the Post Office, this public garden is maintained by the citizens. There are seating areas to watch the wildlife or have a quick bite; a small playground for little ones, and fresh fruit that you may try.

6. Threave Garden

Off A75 1km (1/2 mile) west of Castle Douglas, Castle Douglas DG7 1RX Scotland +44 1556 502575 http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Threave-Garden-and-Estate
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Threave Garden

Reviewed By JMcL62 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Pleasant walk round varied gardens despite the rain. Coffee shop adapted well for covid precautions and delicious scones served safely in plastic bag with knife butter and jam. High standards of hygiene throughout shop and cafe.

7. Castle Kennedy Gardens

Castle Kennedy Village, Stranraer DG9 8SJ Scotland +44 1776 702024 [email protected] http://www.castlekennedygardens.com
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Castle Kennedy Gardens

Welcome to Castle Kennedy Gardens, one of Scotland’s finest gardens, set in 75 acres and offering something for everyone to enjoy. From stunning fauna, to beautiful scenery, sculptured landforms, magnificent walks and popular bird hides, the Gardens are a hidden treasure in South West Scotland and a perfect haven for relaxing and exploring. The gardens and neighbouring Lochinch Castle also host civil and religious weddings and between them offer a diverse range of beautiful wedding venues for ceremonies and celebrations. We have a number of luxurious self-catering holiday cottages too for couples and families which are open for bookings throughout the year. Family home to the 14th Earl and Countess of Stair, the Gardens were the inspiration of the 2nd Earl of Stair in the 1730’s and are famous for colourful displays of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Embothriums, many rare and exotic plants, 21 Champion Trees and a number of spectacular avenues and the romantic ruins of 16th Century Castle Kennedy. An elaborate series of terraces and land sculptures can be found throughout the Gardens forming stunning patterns of curves and banks. Despite their contemporary look and feel these were constructed in the 1730’s using men with carts and horse drawn equipment to move and mould the landscape. The stunning Avenues in the Gardens were originally planted with specimen seeds given by famous botanical explorer Joseph Hooker. Each Avenue was planted with a single type of tree, many of which can still be seen today. These include the 150 year old Monkey Puzzle Avenue, the Thuja Avenue and the Dettingen Avenue which is lined with evergreen oaks. The beautiful two acre Circular Pond filled with rare Victorian water lilies is also a highlight. Our charming Tea Room is the perfect place to enjoy a light meal of sandwiches, soup, baked potatoes, hot drinks, delicious home-baking and tasty children’s menu. Access to the Tea Room only is available without paying admission to the Gardens, making it an ideal journey break or unique location for a business or social lunch. This year we continue to enhance your visit to our Gardens with a wide range of events and activities for the whole family. These include weekly Ranger Activities which follow a monthly theme and our regular guided garden walks. And the romantic ruins of 16th Century Castle Kennedy provide a stunning backdrop to open air theatre productions. We hope you find a special event of interest to you and your family and enjoy your time in the Gardens.

Reviewed By LynnesNYorkshire - North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Thank you to everyone - our 1st visit to the gardens today was truly wonderful - the standard of these gardens, the walks on offer and surroundings are just incredible! From our arrival at the tea room, the fruit scones and tea were delicious and the more we then discovered in the gardens and grounds meant the day just got better and better!! Highly recommendable

8. Logan Botanic Garden

Road B7065, Port Logan DG9 9ND Scotland +44 1776 860231 [email protected] http://www.rbge.org.uk/logan
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Logan Botanic Garden

We are happy to announce that Logan Botanic Garden is now open from 10am-5pm and pre booking is not required. Before your visit, please make sure you are following the Scottish Government's guidelines on group size and travel. At the south-western tip of Scotland lies Logan, the country's 'most exotic garden'. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, southern hemisphere plants flourish in this plantsman's paradise near Port Logan in Dumfries & Galloway. Part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Reviewed By 941stevenw - Hyde, United Kingdom

Five minutes drive from the quaint little port village of Port Logan, Logan Botanic Garden is a great location to spend a few hours. Incredible array of trees, plants and flowers well worth visiting. Despite being fully compliant with Covid-regulations, the cafe still offers a very friendly welcome and a nice cup of tea, highly recommended!

9. The Crichton Garden

The Crichton Bankend Road The Crichton Estate, Dumfries DG1 4TA Scotland http://www.crichton.co.uk/explore-the-crichton
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The Crichton Garden

10. Elizabeth MacGregor Nursery

Tongland Road, Kirkcudbright DG6 4UU Scotland +44 1557 330620 [email protected] https://www.elizabethmacgregornursery.co.uk/index.php
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Elizabeth MacGregor Nursery

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