Regardless of the time of year, Castle Kennedy Gardens are always worth a visit – on your own, with your family, with your school or with a group.
We welcome responsible dog owners and all friendly dogs on leads.
Explore what’s different since your last visit, have a romantic picnic by the loch, enjoy a leisurely tea in our Tea Room or let your children discover new wildlife.
The Gardens, Tea Room, Gift Shop, Plant Centre, and Toilets:
Opening times: Weekends throughout February and March, then open daily from 1 April until 31 October, 10 am to 5 pm. Please follow us on social media for updates.
All Castle Kennedy Garden admission tickets, special events, and workshop tickets can be booked and purchased online in advance. Alternatively, they can be purchased from the Gift Shop on arrival. We are a cashless business, so please come prepared to pay with your card or phone.
Friends of the Gardens membership can also book a free ticket online or on the day. These tickets gain admission during our open periods.
All tickets can be purchased via this page.
|Concessions (aged 60+, full-time students)||£6.50|
|Under age 3||Free|
|Families (2 adults & 2 children)||£16.50|
|Repeat Friends of Castle Kennedy Gardens||Free|
|Groups of more than 10||10% discount|
|RHS members free (Member 1 only) every Thursday|
Castle Kennedy Gardens are situated approximately five miles east of Stranraer on the A75. The entrance is clearly signed at the village of Castle Kennedy.
From the East: brown tourist sign posts along the A75 start roughly 12 miles from the Gardens.
From the North: from the A77, when you are approximately 2 miles from Stranraer, turn left onto the A751 sign posted to Dumfries. At the junction with the A75, turn left towards Dumfries. You will come to the village of Castle Kennedy after 1 mile. Turn left into the Gardens as sign posted.
Well-shaded car and bus parking is available adjacent to the entrance to the Gardens.
The nearest railway station is at Stranraer and it is an easy taxi ride for the short distance to the Gardens.
For Sat Navs please use postcode DG9 8SJ.