Dalzell Estate was originally a royal hunting forest and was landscaped in the 18th century by Archibald Hamilton.
The estate has many fine features including an oak said to have been planted in the 11th century by King David the First of Scotland. The adjacent Arboretum was born in the 19th century and boasts one of the finest collections of indigenous and exotic trees anywhere in Scotland. Mature specimens include Wellingtonias, Spanish Chestnuts, Yews and Cedars of Lebanon.
Among the other highlights of the estate are the 1920s Japanese Gardens, the Rose Garden and the 'Fairy Ring', or Yew Arbour.
Baron’s Haugh is a neighbouring RSPB bird reserve whose car park is situated at the entrance to the estate.