1 Events at Threave Garden and Estate

  • Guided Walks

    Guided Walks

    Dates:Dates between : Wed 2 Sep - Wed 28 Oct Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    Guided Walks led by member of the gardening team


    Join a member of the gardening team on a fascinating and informative guided walk to find out more about the history and development of the garden, and the School of Heritage Gardening.

    Dates and times: All Guided walks will take place on
    Wednesdays at 2 pm
    May: 13, 20, 27
    June: 10,17,24
    July: 8,15,22
    August: 5,12,26
    September: 2,16,30
    October: 14,28

    Charges: Usual admission charges apply, plus £2 for guided walk, Please pay in the shop.
    Booking Essential: Please phone 01556 502575, email threave@nts.org.uk or speak to a member of staff.
    Please note: Guided walks will need a minimum of four people to go ahead

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Sep 2015 : 14:00 - 15:00
    • 16 Sep 2015 : 14:00 - 15:00
    • 30 Sep 2015 : 14:00 - 15:00
    • 14 Oct 2015 : 14:00 - 15:00
    • 28 Oct 2015 : 14:00 - 15:00


    For further information please call 01556 502575

Threave Garden is in fact a series of spectacular gardens created over the years by students of the Trust's School of Heritage Gardening.

Open all year, you can enjoy the delights of these gardens in every season - from spring flowers, through summer blooms, autumn colours and winter frosts.

Take time to explore the rock garden, patio garden, secret garden, water features, heathers, conifers and herbaceous perennials.

The walled garden and glasshouses display succulent fruit and vegetables - sometimes our produce is available for visitors to buy, but mostly it is used in the Terrace Cafe to create delicious home cooked meals, soups, snacks and baking.

In the fine Scottish Baronial style house, many rooms are displayed as they were in the 1930s. On a guided tour you can find out about the history of the house and the Gordon family who had it built in 1872. Admission to the house is by guided tour only, usually on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday (April to October). Booking in advance is advisable.

Threave is also a designated Bat Reserve - follow the bat trail to spot our wonderful rare bats.

There are delightful woodland walks just beyond the garden and further afield there is the nature reserve (towards Threave Castle and the River Dee), which includes bird hides and an Osprey viewing platform.

This is a Special Protection Area for breeding waders and wintering wildfowl - pink-footed geese and Greenland white-fronted geese are also regular visitors.

Dogs: please note that dogs, other than Assistance Dogs, are not permitted in Threave Garden. This is the enclosed garden where there is an entrance charge, or free admission to NTS members.

Dog owners are most welcome to walk their dogs over the rest of the Threave Estate – the beautiful areas beside the drive, the estate walk, and the wider nature reserve (Kelton Mains). 

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£4.95

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Opening times & Prices

30 Aug
  • Estate: all year daily
  • Garden: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Visitor Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Terrace Café: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Gift Shop: 10.00 - 17.00
  • House: Guided tour only
  • Glasshouses: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Plant Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
  • Garden only
    Members: Free
    Adult: £7.50
    Family: £16.50
    1 Parent: £11.00
    Concession: £6.50

    House and Garden
    Members: 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