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  • 'Santa @ Home in Threave House' Festive Events

    'Santa @ Home in Threave House'

    Dates:Fri 4 Dec - Sun 6 Dec Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    Come and visit Santa at Home in Threave House on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December. Activities, choirs, mulled wine, Santa's trail, afternoon teas, Christmas Carol


    Come and visit us here at Threave during our Christmas Weekend.

    Friday 4th 'A Christmas Carol' performed by Folksy Theatre will be happening in the Visitor Centre at 6.30pm.

    Children £8.00;
    Concession £10.00;
    Adult £12.00.

    Booking essential. Book online at www.folksytheatre.co.uk

    Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th Santa will be at home in Threave House along with some of his many helpers. There will be crafts, story telling, Santa's grotto, wishing tree, festive music, outdoor trail round the garden, mulled wine & mince pies for the adults, juice & shortbread for children between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

    Santa will be around from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

    Cost of admission will be £5.00 per person.

    In the Café on Saturday and Sunday 'Christmas Afternoon Teas' between 2.00pm and 3.00pm.

    Booking essential.

    Two for £20.00 or £11.00 each.

    For further information please contact Threave on 01556 502575

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 Dec 2015 - 06 December 2015 : 10:00 - 16:00


    For further information please call 01556 502575


    For 'Afternoon Tea' bookings 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

26 Nov
  • Estate: all year daily
  • Garden: 11.00 - 15.00
  • Visitor Centre: 11.00 - 15.00
  • Café: 11.00 - 15.00
  • Gift Shop: 11.00 - 15.00
  • House: Closed
  • Glasshouses: 11.00 - 15.00
  • Plant Centre: Closed
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
Thursday 12 November: Due to strong gusty winds, Threave Garden is closed to visitors this afternoon. The Gift Shop and Terrace Café will remain open until 3pm.
  • 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