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Glenwhan Gardens

Described as one of the best newly created gardens in recent times, it is hard to believe just twenty years ago there existed only bog, rushes and gorse.

The focal point of this outstanding 12 acre garden centres round two small lakes with magnificent views across Luce Bay and to the Mull of Galloway. The warming effects of the Gulf Stream allow exotic and tender plants to flourish from around the southern hemisphere, and large collections of rare trees and shrubs may be discovered.

This is a garden for all seasons, where every effort has been made to create colour not only in the Spring when beautiful banks of azaleas and rhododendrons dazzle the visitor, but throughout the summer months when the plantsman may discover many rare gems ending the season with a flourish of hydrangeas. A peaceful haven with winding paths and seats, through woodland walks, where surprises may be found round every corner. Do not be surprised if you should discover red squirrels, peacocks, ducks and many other forms of wildlife including a thriving bird population.

New features are the creation of more water where the visitor may discover fascinating new sculptures.

A new 17 acre moorland walk has opened up where visitors may walk round mown grass paths and view the native species of flora and fauna. Every effort is being made to conserve over 120 recorded species of grasses and flowers. Contributions of £1 in the box at the start of the walk are much appreciated to help and maintain the upkeep of this exciting new venture.

A small thriving nursery has many of the plants seen growing in the garden.

 

Address
Glenwhan Gardens Dunragit, by Stranraer DG9 8PH
Tel/Fax:
01581 400222 www.glenwhangardens.co.uk
Location:
One mile off A75 at Dunragit village.
Open:
10.00am - 5.00pm daily, 1 April - 30 September (Tearoom closed outwith these months, garden remains open with honesty box).
Admission:
Adults £4.00,
Concs & parties over 20 £3.00,
Children 1.00,
Family Ticket (up to 3 children) £9.00,
Season Ticket 10.00
Facilities:
Free parking, toilet facilities for disabled (most garden accessible). Licensed tearoom boasting home produce. Dog walking area. Dogs allowed in the garden strictly on leads. Guided tours by owner 20