Beautiful Gardens in Dumfries and Galloway

The gardens of Dumfries & Galloway are blessed with a climate unusual within Scotland. From the palm fringed west coast, to the secluded walled gardens further east, to the specialist nurseries tending rare and unusual plants to the annual floral outburst in towns and villages, competing for Britain in Bloom

For a touch of the exotic Logan Botanic Garden will wow you with displays of southern hemisphere plants, the well tended grounds of Threave Garden make up one of the most popular visitor attractions in the region, Crichton estate spans 34 landscaped hectares with spectacular views over the Nith estuary 

While a huge range of smaller gardens, such as Glenwhan with it's magnificent sea views and small lochans, ensures Dumfries & Galloway boasts a diversity of plants and garden design rare in Scotland

For lovers of nature's colourful displays a tour across the breadth of Dumfries & Galloway gives you a wealth of ideas, specimens, advice, inspiration and memories to take back home

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Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway and the tranquil South coast of Scotland is a land of peaceful solitude, colourful and breathtaking scenery and an area of beauty, wilderness and romance. Its rich and colourful past is never more apparent than in the abundance of towns and villages where each new corner throws open a dramatic sense of history and scenic delight

One of the most unspoilt and underrated parts of Scotland – a hidden gem if ever there was one. In the typical tourist rush to the cities and the highlands, this stunning area is ignored at your peril. The coastlines bristle with delightful towns, villages, beaches and headlands – and inland the more dramatic landscape of the Galloway Hills dominate a large part of the region. Gardens galore, including some of Scotland’s very best, sensational golf particularly at Stranraer, Portpatrick and the Dumfries courses – the Robert Burns connection, a ferry hop to Ireland – and sensational walking and biking country. Romance is in the air here. An utterly relaxing destination