Gardens to Visit

Castle Kennedy gardens

Logan Botanic Gardens

Open: 1st March – 31st October
Unrivalled as the country’s most exotic garden, with a remarkable collection of bizarre and beautiful plants. April to September, every second Tuesday of each month, there is a guided walk at 10.30 am.

> Logan Botanic Gardens (RBGE)

Castle Kennedy & Lochinch Gardens

Open: 1st April – 30th September
Set in 75 acres of magnificent scenery between two beautiful lochs. Gardens date from 1730. Internationally famous for their rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and embothriums.

> Castle Kennedy Gardens

Bargany Gardens, near GirvanGlenwhan Garden

Open: 1st April – 31st October
Started in 1979 and created out of bracken and gorse covered hillside with views over Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway. A beautiful collection of interesting trees and shrubs around two small lochans.

> Glenwhan Garden

Dunskey Gardens

Near Port Patrick in Wigtownshire – open for snow drops
Beautiful walled garden and woodland walks. Guided tours. Tearoom serving hot and cold lunches and teas. Open 7 days, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

> Dunskey Gardens

Threave Garden & Estate

Threave is a garden for all seasons and a great stop off on your drive from England to Cosses Country House. Best known for its spectacular springtime display of daffodils, there are also summer displays from herbaceous beds and borders and stunning autumn colour.

> National trust for Scotland

Other Gardens in the area

  • Ardwell House Gardens
  • Cally Gardens
  • Bargany Gardens – open during May
  • Soleburn Garden Centre
  • Broughton House and Gardens – Japanese Style Gardens
  • Threave Gardens (all year) – famous for its daffodil collection
  • Culzean Castle Gardens