Threave Gardens

Threave Gardens

Route:  Threave Gardens

Area:  Dumfries and Galloway

Date of walk:  9th April 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 2 miles

Weather:  Sunny

As we were driving over to the Rhinn of Galloway to start a short holiday in Scotland, we passed through Castle Douglas and noticed a sign for a National Trust property – Threave Gardens and Estate. We decided to pay a visit, knowing nothing about the place at all

On entering we discovered that the garden is well known for its display of daffodils in spring – and we’d timed our visit well for there was a magnificent show, with huge swathes planted near the house and in the woodland garden

The garden is not just a spring garden and as we wandered around it was plain to see that summer and autumn were well catered for, and that this would be a good place to visit at any time of the gardening year

The garden is divided into a series of smaller gardens to showcase different styles, including a rose garden, rockery and walled garden, and at the centre stands the Scottish Baronial Threave House, designed in 1871 for the Gordon family, making a grand setting for the surrounding garden

It was a couple of hours very well spent and we hope to return one day at a different time of year to see what else is on offer

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