Since moving into Damnaglaur House, in 1991, its owners have totally transformed the garden, putting in a series of ‘semi-terraces’ and, following the planting of wind-defeating shrubs, they were able to introduce many special herbaceous plants and trees. Just short of half an acre, it slowly evolved into one which feels substantially larger because of its design – the gravel paths weave their way through it towards many hidden corners to come upon countless gems. The views from the garden are stunning, down to Drummore, across Luce Bay and, in the far distance, to the Galloway Hills. An archway, arbour and pergola give extra height for the planting. Seating around the garden gives visitors a chance to sit and enjoy their surroundings, especially close to the pond, with its numerous fish and trickling waterfall.
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.