Magnificent Castle Kennedy Gardens are among the most famous and the most child friendly in Scotland
75 acres of spectacularly designed loch-side landscape, create a romantic garden paradise with quite literally something for everyone to enjoy – regardless of age. Dogs are welcome too! From stunning fauna to beautiful scenery, sculpted landforms, spectacular walks and popular bird hides, the Gardens are a hidden treasure in South West Scotland. The inspiration of the 2nd Earl of Stair in the 1730s, the colourful displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and embothriums and legendary, so too many rare and exotic plants, 20 Champion Trees, the walled garden, atmospheric avenues and the romantic ruins of 16th Century Castle Kennedy. While garden and plant lovers will find much to relish families can also have great fun enjoying the host of exciting, nature-based Ranger- led activities throughout the season such as the popular Photo and Animal Safaris, Pond Dipping and Mini-Beast Hunts. Open Air Theatre performed against the dramatic backdrop of the Castle ruin itself creates another unique experience for visitors to enjoy.