Threave Garden And Estate

Parks & Gardens

Threave Estate, Castle Douglas, Dumfries And Galloway, DG7 1RX

    This garden for all seasons is renowned for its springtime daffodils, herbaceous beds ablaze with colour in summer and dense heather gardens in autumn.

    Among Threave Garden’s numerous highlights are the informal Rose Garden, the herbaceous perennials and the one-acre Walled Garden with its wonderful temperate glasshouse collection.

    The estate is a wildfowl refuge and a designated Special Protection Area for breeding waders and wintering waterfowl. This has led to Threave's wetlands been designated as an Area of Special Scientific Interest.

    There is a network of waymarked trails to explore, such as the 2.5km estate trail through a variety of landscapes, with hides providing good cover to observe and enjoy the abundant wildlife.

    The beauty of the gardens add to the majesty of Threave House whose interior have been carefully restored to the 1930s appearance. The estate restaurant and shop complete a great family day out.

    4 Garden
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Estate and Woodland Walks:
    Open all year, daily

    Garden, Visitor and Countryside Centres, Café, Gif Shop, Plant Centre and Glasshouses:
    3 February to 27 March, Tue-Sun, 11-3
    28 March to 1 November, daily, 10-5
    3 November to 23 December, Tue-Sun, 11-3

    29 March to 1 November, Wed-Fri and Sun

    Note: Visit to the house is by guided tour only and visitors are advised to book in advance.


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site The Terrace Cafe is licensed and serves snacks and meals - with a capacity of 80 covers plus 40 on the patio terrace.
    • Shop There is a well-stocked gift shop and plant centre with rare and Threave-grown plants for sale.


    • Picnic Area

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location
    • Wedding Packages Available


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Parking

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • the gift shop
      • the information point


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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