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Threave Gardens



Threave is a garden for all seasons. Best known for its spectacular springtime display of daffodils, there are also summer displays from the herbaceous beds and borders and stunning autumn colours from the trees and from the heather garden.

Enjoy a walk around the magnificent gardens then have a look in the Plant Centre for a memento of your visit. Many of the plants on sale are raised in the gardens, while the others are chosen with the utmost care at a selection of small Scottish nurseries. Whether you're a beginner looking for a splash of colour or an expert seeking the unusual, we cater for all interests.

Threave also houses the Trust's School of Practical Gardening, a one year gardening course with a practical emphasis.

Programme of events and guided walks throughout the year

Threave Garden and Estate Castle Douglas Tel: 01556 502575 Fax: 01556 502683 www.nts.org.uk


Off A75, one mile west of Castle Douglas


All year, daily.

Garden, Visitor & Countryside Centres, Restaurant, Gift Shop, Plant Centre and Glasshouses:-
1 Feb - 22 Mar: Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm;
23 Mar - 31 Oct: daily 10am-5pm
1 Nov - 23 Dec: Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm


23 Mar -31 Oct: Wed-Fri & Sun, 11am-3.30pm (guided tours only, visitors are advised to book in advance).

Adult 12.50,
Child/Concs 9.00,
Family 29.50
NTS Members Free.

Parking, toilets, accessible for disabled (wheelchairs available), shop and restaurant.


McEwans bus service 501 from Dumfries - Castle Douglas There is a short walk from the bus stop to the Gardens entrance.


The National Trust for Scotland