Glenwhan Gardens

Parks & Gardens

Glenwhan House, Dunragit, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 8PH

    Glenwhan has been cultivated over two decades from bog, rushes and gorse to win accolades as one of the best new gardens of recent times Spring is the time for the Rhododendrons & azaleas and all the acid loving plants and is wonderfully colourful.

    Glenwhan Gardens has been described as one of the most beautiful newly made gardens in Scotland. with unique & Stunning Sea Views across to the Isle of Man, Luce Bay, and the Mull of Galloway. The Gardens are a labour of love, hewn from rough moorland 35 years ago.

    With the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, Glenwhan  grows many tender plants from around the Southern Hemisphere, together with large collections of rare trees and shrubs. A numbered Tree Trail for the Dendrologist has been collated, along with a 17 acre Moorland Walk with 120 species of wildflowers, grasses, and ferns. Two small lakes (Lochans) are the focal point of these family-run gardens, with Seats and  meandering paths running along enchanting walks with interesting scupltures,which the Visitor will discover.

    The Tearoom prides itself on its delicious home baking and warming  homemade soups. Home-grown vegetables and use of fresh locally-sourced produce are used wherever possible.  Parties are catered for with some notice in advance..

    4 Garden
    Mobility difficulties Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Lunch Available
    • Organic Food
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available


    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Sea/Loch View
    • Town Location

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Stranraer take A75 to Dunragit village follow Scottish Tourist Board signposting 1 mile off A75 Dumfries to Stranraer. Carlisle Central change for Dumfries to Stranraer.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Central Airport take M8 south towards A77 Kilmarnock to Ayr and Stranrer. Branch oto A75 to Dunragit village. Follow 1 mile S.T.B Brown Thistle signposting. From harbour ferry Stranraer A75 to Dunragit village Dumfries 90 miles due west A75 to Dunragit.

    Getting there by ferry:- Gardens signposted S.T.B Brown signs 1 mile from village Cairnryan ferry at Cairnryan 10 miles from gardens.


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