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Welcome to Scotland's Garden

Dumfries & Galloway possesses some of the loveliest gardens in Scotland, both large and small, along with a wide range of specialist nurseries which, together provide a mecca for the garden lover. The Dumfries and Galloway Gardens and Nurseries Association was formed to promote the gardens and nurseries of Dumfries and Galloway for the benefit of visitors and the local economy, and all our member gardens and nurseries are represented in this site. For further information about the Association click here.

The region is blessed by a mild oceanic climate, a product of the warming influence of the Gulf Stream. We also have mostly free-draining and lime-free soils and are generally less exposed to strong winds and hard frosts than areas further north. This combination is not only ideal for growing rhododendrons and azaleas, which are the pride of many gardens within the region, but also a diverse range of other plants from many different parts of the world.

In addition to favourable growing conditions, Dumfries & Galloway has seen a succession of imaginative gardeners, who have left behind a legacy of gardens of different periods and styles. These range from historical stalwarts, such as the 2nd Earl of Stair at Castle Kennedy and Lord Garlies and Captain Neil McEacharn at Galloway House .....to many of our talented and inventive present day gardeners. Through the work of the School of Practical Gardening at Threave, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway continues to contribute to international horticulture.

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