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Art Exhibition 2014

Art Exhibition 2014

Threave Estate
Tue 15 Apr - Mon 28 Apr

Evelyn Mackintosh's Art Exhibition. Originating from the east of Scotland, Evelyn has lived in Galloway for the past 15 years.

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Always inspired by the natural beauty around her native Scotland, this is a new collection for 2014 and she is pleased to welcome Geoff Greenwood, with his lifelike and humorous street scenes after his retirement from teaching art, to join her in this exhibition.

Entry is free.

  • 15 Apr 2014 - 28 April 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00




For further information please call 0844 4932245

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Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Threave Estate
Fri 18 Apr - Mon 21 Apr

Turn eggsplorer with us this Easter as you follow the trail, collect the clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury treat!

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There are Cadbury Easter egg trails at 45 of our places across Scotland and they’re all completely different – the perfect excuse to try your hand at more than one!

Come and be involved in the Easter activities at Threave.

Design your own egghead competition, make your own Easter bonnet, decorate you own Easter cookie or cake, plant a seed and watch it grow at home or be creative and make some bunny ears or a mask.

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  • Child : £ 1.00



For further information please call 0844 4932245

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Drystone Walling Workshop

Drystone Walling Workshop

Threave Estate
Dates between : Wed 23 Apr - Wed 28 May

A chance to learn a traditional countryside skill and help us repair one of the dykes on Threave Nature Reserve.

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No previous experience necessary. Bring a packed lunch and safety boots.

Minimum age 16

  • 23 Apr 2014 : 09:30 - 16:30
  • 28 May 2014 : 09:30 - 16:30



  • Adult : £ 40.00



For further information please call Linda Marshall on 0844 493 2245 or email lmarshall@nts.org.uk


Booking required.

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Screel Artists

Screel Artists

Threave Estate
Tue 29 Apr - Sun 11 May

Screel Artists are delighted to exhibit once again this year at Threave Visitor Centre.

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Landscapes, animals, flowers and aeronautical paintings will be on show together will Allan Wright and his stunning photography.

All the Artists exhibiting are local to the area and paint in many mediums.

Entry to the Exhibition is free.

  • 29 Apr 2014 - 11 May 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00




For further information please call 0844 4932245

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Threave - Scotland's Gardens Open Day

Threave - Scotland's Gardens Open Day

Threave Estate
Dates between : Sun 11 May - Sun 10 Aug

Help us raise funds for the Scotland's Gardens Scheme and enjoy our beautiful garden.

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Home of the Trust's School of Practical Gardening. Spectacular daffodils in spring, colourful herbaceous borders in summer, striking autumn trees, interesting water features and heather garden. There is also a working walled garden.

Also see our Champion Tree: Acer platanoides 'Princeton Gold'

Self catering accommodation available. Restaurant open for full dining.


  • 11 May 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00
  • 10 Aug 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00



  • Adult : £ 6.50
  • Concession : £ 6.00



For further information please call 0844 4932245 or email sinnes@nts.org.uk

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Photography and Art Exhibition

Photography and Art Exhibition

Threave Estate
Tue 13 May - Sun 25 May

Jennifer Walker of JBW Photography presents an exhibition of her work.

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For the first time at Threave, Jennifer displays photographs of landscapes, architecture, flora and fauna, predominantly of the Dumfries and Galloway region but also from her travels around the world.

Also exhibiting is Steve Walker. Steve is a watercolour artist specialising in houses and landmarks in the Dumfries and Galloway region as well as plants and flowers, all in watercolour pen and ink.

Entry to the Exhibition is free.


  • 13 May 2014 - 25 May 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00




For further information please call 0844 4932245

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William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

Threave Estate
Thu 17 Jul

Folksy Theatre presents William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. This is their first visit to Threave.

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Everyone is welcome to this open-air production - bring along a blanket or folding chair. Picnics welcome - or order a picnic from Threave Restaurant no less than 7 days prior to the event!

Please book your tickets by telephoning 01556 502575 or you can book online at www.folksytheatre.co.uk

  • 17 Jul 2014 : 19:00 - 21:30



  • Adult : £ 12.00
  • Child : £ 8.00
  • Family : £ 35.00
  • Concession : £ 8.00



For further information please call 0844 4932245

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Did you know?

The disused railway line that you can walk along through the estate used to carry steam trains between Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright from 1861 to 1965.

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Opening times

Estate and Garden: All year, daily

Visitor & Countryside Centres, Restaurant, Gift Shop, Plant Centre and Glasshouses:
1 Feb to 22 Mar, Tue-Sun 10.30-4;
23 Mar to 31 Oct, daily 10-5;
1 Nov to 23 Dec, Fri-Sun 10-5.
House: 23 Mar to 31 Oct, Wed-Fri and Sun 11-3.30.

Visit to house by guided tour only and visitors are advised to book in advance.

Tel. 0844 493 2245

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