The Gardens of Galloway – Scotland’s Garden Route

Castle Kennedy Gardens, DG9 8SL
Guests at the holiday cottages at Lochinch and Castle Kennedy Gardens are given unlimited access to the 75 acres of Castle Kennedy Gardens, one of Scotland’s most beautiful gardens, situated on an isthmus surrounded by two fresh water lochs, and containing the romantic ruins of Castle Kennedy.

Ardwell Gardens, DG9 9LY
Surrounding a private 18th century country estate house and boasting a variety of azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons, Ardwell Gardens is naturally unspoilt and is an idyllic location for available for purchase.

Dunskey Gardens & Maze, DG9 8TJ
This is a walled garden gem with woodland, lochs and Victorian glasshouses providing an ever changing palette of colour; from snowdrops and bluebells in spring to the warm tones of autumn. Try out the maze!

Glenwhan Gardens, DG9 8PH
Glenwhan Gardens are filled with seasonal blooms, exotic plants and rare species with gentle footpaths that meander through the variety of habitats. The garden’s lakes, the backdrop of the sea and the spectacular views over Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway are highlights.

Logan Botanic Garden, DG9 9ND
Visit Scotland’s most exotic garden and discover botanical treasures from about the world rarely seen in the United Kingdom.  Stand in the shade of the awesome giant rhubarb-like Gunnera or wander through groves of Eucalypts.

Logan House Garden,  DG9 9ND
This Victorian woodland garden features Champion trees, immaculate sweeping lawns, pathways that meander through ancient shrubberies and a majestic monkey puzzle avenue.


Further Afield

Bayview Nursery,  DG8 9HR
Situated within the walled garden of the Wigtown House Hotel, Bayview has an extensive and eclectic range of plants, the majority grown on site with the remainder being locally sourced.

Cally Gardens & Nursery, DG7 2DJ
Built in the 1770’s this wonderful 2.7 acres walled garden has a specialist collection of over 3,000 perennials, a selection of which are available for sale at the nursery or by mail order.  Many of the plants are grown from seed collected on their own plant hunting expeditions around the world.

Claymoddie Garden and Galloway Plant, DG8 8LX
This romantically landscaped garden contains a wide variety of plants, old favourites and exotica from southern hemisphere and elsewhere.  Plants are available to buy from Galloway Plants.

Elizabeth MacGregor’s Nursery, DG6 4UU
Classic cottage garden plants grown at Ellenbank are sent to keen gardeners and public gardens all over the UK and abroad.  Plants for sale include a large collection of violas, old favourites and new varieties, some first raised on site.

Elmlea Plants, DG8 6PX
A small family run nursery specialising in herbaceous perennials and grasses.  It offers a friendly and personal service, happy to offer advice to customers.

Galloway House Gardens, DG8 8H
Historic informal pleasure gardens with wild flowers, plants and more exotic cultivated species. Enjoy peaceful walks among the old trees and shrubs to the quiet seashore and sandy bay.

Threave Gardens, House & Estate, NTS,  DG7 1RX
This is a beautiful 64 acre garden for all seasons with a visitor centre, shop and restaurant.  Visit the main rooms of Threave House and explore the wider estate with trails, bird hides and wildfowl sanctuary.