After qualifying in horticulture, the owner Robert
Lyle spent several years working in the industry before setting up his
own nursery business in 1992. Over this period Gowanbrae has built up
a worthy reputation for the quality and presentation of its stock. Very
much a traditional nursery, visitors are able to view the display beds
and plants at their various stages of growth.
There is always a large selection of finished plants
available throughout the year including alpines, perennials, shrubs, conifers
and rhododendrons. The nursery is located on the scenic route between
New Abbey and the Colvend Coast, and visitors are welcome and encouraged
to browse at leisure.