2 Events at Threave Estate

  • Art Exhibition: Carol Whiting

    Art Exhibition: Carol Whiting

    Dates:Tue 19 Aug - Sun 31 Aug Location:Threave Estate

    Carol Whiting will be exhibiting here at the beautiful Threave Gardens for the fifth year, she welcomes you to enjoy her work.


    Carol began painting after experimenting with various arts and crafts and quickly discovered that painting was not only a wonderful outlet for her creativity, but also a medium of immense variety and constant challenge in which there is always something new to learn.

    A member of Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society, Carol enjoys experimenting with new styles and techniques which gives her work an unusual freshness and diversity. She is always out and about with her camera looking for new and interesting vistas and other subjects to paint.

    She paints in watercolour and acrylic, depending on the subject and the effect she wants to achieve, and especially loves painting the wonderful skies in landscapes and seascapes around Dumfries & Galloway. Much of her most recent work has been inspired by the beautiful wild-fowl that abounds in this region’s coastal and wetlands areas.

    Entry to the Exhibition is free.

    Dates & Times:

    • 19 Aug 2014 - 31 August 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00


    For further information please call 0844 4932245
  • Art Exhibition: Laura Blackwood

    Art Exhibition: Laura Blackwood

    Dates:Tue 2 Sep - Sun 14 Sep Location:Threave Estate

    An Exhibition of the original artwork of a Limited Edition Book – “A Celebration Of Nature through the Seasons”, painted on 100 year old handmade paper.


    It took Laura Blackwood 5 years to illustrate this detailed and comprehensive study, featuring the Scottish Borders landscape that surrounds her home.

    Covering a wide range of natural history subjects commonly found throughout Britain, the handwritten text offers a wealth of information from botanical explanations to associations with traditions, folklore and festivals.

    Laura believes artistic expression can be very valuable in helping us comprehend the meaning of the world around us. Through this work she hopes to inspire a deeper appreciation of the beauty of nature and the significance of our essential place in it. Also a series of prints will be on display called ‘A Celebration of Life’ depicting each month of the year.

    The signed, Limited edition book and prints will be on sale.

    Entry to the Exhibition is free.

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Sep 2014 - 14 September 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00


    For further information please call 0844 4932245

One of the National Trust for Scotland’s top ten most visited attractions, Threave Estate is the perfect place for a family day out – or two: there’s so much to see and do here, you may not fit it all in to one visit.

The estate is split into four main elements: Threave House, a restored Scottish baronial-style house; Threave Garden, made up of landscaped gardens and themed ‘rooms’; Threave Sculpture Garden, containing over 30 works by Scottish sculptors; and Threave Nature Reserve, featuring landscape ranging from wetlands to woodlands.

Whichever part of the estate you’re in, you’ll see some of Threave’s famous wildlife – it’s one of Scotland’s bat hotspots, as well as a wildfowl sanctuary, and birds of all kinds flock here throughout the year.

In 2014, Threave was granted approval to deliver RHS practical qualifications following a moderation visit from an RHS Centre approval verifier. Find out more here.

In 2013 Threave was voted second in The Independent's '10 Best Gardens to Visit in the UK'. Click here to read the full article.

Threave Garden Guidebook

Threave Garden Guidebook

Threave's spectacular gardens have been created over the years by students of the Trust's School of Practical Gardening. The gardens are constantly evolving to suit the needs of the school but they're open all year giving interest from …

Threave Garden Guidebook£7.99

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Opening times & Prices

27 Aug
  • Garden: all year daily
  • Visitor Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Restaurant: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Gift Shop: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Estate: all year daily
  • House: 11.00 - 15.30
  • Glasshouses: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Plant Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Countryside Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
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  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £12.50
  • Family: £29.50
  • 1 Parent: £23.00
  • Concession: £9.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star

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