Newtonairds Hostas & Garden

Parks & Gardens

Newtonairds Lodge, Newtonairds, Dumfries, Dumfries And Galloway, DG2 0JL

    The garden at Newtonairds is a beautiful setting for the National Collection (plant Heritage) of Hosta plantaginea hybrids and cultivars, all of which have fragrant flowers. Garden Opens limited days, Groups and private bookings welcome.

    The National Collection of fragrant flowered Hostas is integrated on a woodland bank in this one acre plantsman's garden.

    The exuberantly filled lower garden is punctuated with statues, topiary and a dramatic gravelled rose and clematis circle which surrounds heritage vegetable beds. We try to Garden as organically as we can, use no pesticides and have Indian Runner ducks to help remove slugs and provide us with eggs for baking.  We sell an increasing variety of home grown plants including  specialist Hostas. Also flower seed, greeting cards, plant Gift Vouchers and multi-purpose compost.  There is also a small gallery with framed botanical photography, and crafts.



    About Plant Heritage (NCCPG)  from their website

    What is a National Plant Collection®?

    "Plant Heritage's (NCCPG's) mission is to conserve, grow, propagate, document and make available the amazing resource of cultivated plants that exists in the UK. The reason we feel this is important is covered on the Why Conserve Plants? page.

    Our main conservation vehicle is the Plant Heritage National Plant Collection® scheme where individuals or organisations undertake to document, develop and preserve a comprehensive collection of one group of plants in trust for the future. Most of the collections are based around a related group, for example a collection of oaks or daffodils. This allows the scheme to develop systematic coverage of cultivated plants in the United Kingdom." 




    Open: THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY   May 07 to  August 15  from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Entry is £4 and children under 16 are free.  (Gate proceeds from Thursday openings go to Scotlands Gardens


    Turn off the A76 at Holywood and take the B729 (Dunscore) for 1 mile. Turn left (Newtonairds/Morrinton). The Lodge is on the right after 3 miles.
    Address and contact details:
    Newtonairds Lodge
    DG2 0JL
    T: 01387 820203
    twitter: @HostasAndGarden
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    7 May 2016 - 15 Aug 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday Closed
    Friday 10:00 18:00
    Saturday 10:00 18:00
    Sunday Closed

    Thursday 10.00 - 18.00
    Friday 10.00 - 18.00
    Saturday 10.00 -18.00

    Anyone wishing to visit the Garden outwith these times may telephone for an appointment.

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden


    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Parking

    Special Requirements

    • Groups Welcome Groups are very welcome by arragement and teas with home baking can be served (cream sponges made with our own duck eggs are our speciality). Please telephone for details.
    • Pets Welcome

    Road Directions

    From Dumfries take A76 north (Kilmarnock). At Holywood (3-4 miles) take B729 (Dunscore, Moniave). After 1 mile turn left , off the B729, (Newtonairds, Morrinton). After 3 miles the red sandstone lodge is on right behind black iron railings. Please park in the gateway or on RIGHT SIDE of the Private drive, leaving room for vehicles to pass.


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    • Parking provided for visitors

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