7 Events at Threave Garden and Estate

  • Bat Walks

    Bat Walks

    Dates:Dates between : Tue 21 Jun - Tue 18 Oct Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    A Guided bat walk around Threave Estate.

    Details

    Join us on a guided bat walk using bat detectors to discover the secret world of bats at Threave. Outdoor clothing essential and midge repellent.

    Early booking highly recommended - max 10 people per walk.

    Please call Threave Gardens Visitor Centre on 01556 502 575 to book.

    Meet at Visitor Centre Car Park at 9.30pm

    Bat walks are running from June 2016 to October 2016. Please see the events calendar for full dates and times.

    Dates & Times:

    • 26 Jul 2016 : 21:30 - 23:00
    • 09 Aug 2016 : 21:00 - 22:30
    • 23 Aug 2016 : 20:30 - 22:00
    • 20 Sep 2016 : 19:15 - 20:45
    • 18 Oct 2016 : 18:00 - 19:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 2.00
    • Child : £ 1.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01556 502 575

    Booking:

    Book by phone on 01556 502 575
  • Folksy Theatre - The Smartest Giant in Town

    Dates:Sun 31 Jul Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    This summer Folksy Theatre will be visiting Threave with an open-air production of ‘The Smartest Giant In Town’, adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

    Details

    George was the scruffiest giant in town. But one day, when he sees a shop stocking giant-size clothes, he decides it's time to update his image. With smart clothes, George is a new man. However, as he journeys home, he meets various animals who desperately need his help. George's kind heart and generosity take him on an adventure where he discovers that it's not how you look that's important but how you feel.

    Folksy's musical adaptation of this wonderful book will be filled with puppetry, colourful characters and songs that will have you clapping and singing along!

    Bring along your picnics, blankets, folding chairs and friends and family to enjoy this wonderful open-air production. It will be at Threave Garden on 31 July at 2pm.

    Gates open 1 hour before the start of performance.

    Running time 1 hour.

    Tickets are more expensive on the gate.

    For more information or to buy tickets, visit

    www.folksytheatre.co.uk or call Threave on 01556 502575.

    Dates & Times:

    • 31 Jul 2016 : 14:00 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 13.50
    • Child : £ 8.00
    • Family : £ 38.00
    • Concession : £ 10.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01556 502575
  • Butterflies, Bugs and Beasties

    Butterflies, Bugs and Beasties

    Dates:Wed 3 Aug Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    Join the Rangers at Threave Garden for a Butterflies, Bugs and Beastie hunt!

    Details

    Guided walk at Threave Garden to discover the Butterflies and Insects that can be found living there.

    A great family activity!

    Adults £2, Children £1

    Please bring cameras and binoculars.

    Dates & Times:

    • 03 Aug 2016 : 14:00 - 15:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 2.00
    • Child : £ 1.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call: 01556 502 575

    Booking:

    Booking essential - please call: 01556 502 575 to book your place
  • Hamlet Outdoor Theatre

    Hamlet

    Dates:Sat 6 Aug Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, The Festival Players Theatre Company is proud to present the Bard’s most famous play, Hamlet.

    Details

    Presented in full costume, an all-male company will bring you the excitement of this great thriller; intrigue, ghostly visitations, passion, a play-within-a play, a gripping duel, and humour, in a crystal-clear and fast-paced 2-Hour production.

    Online booking

    Tickets can also be booked by telephoning Threave Garden on 01556 502575.

    Open air production, please dress warmly. Bring a picnic and your own seating or order a picnic from Threave café no less than 7 days prior to the event

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Aug 2016 : 19:00 - 21:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.50
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Concession : £ 11.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01556 502575

    Booking:

    Online booking is available at www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk
  • Scotland's Gardens Yellow Book Open Day Scotland\'s Gardens

    Scotland's Gardens Yellow Book Open Day

    Dates:Sun 7 Aug Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    Bring the family along for music in the garden

    Details

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

    For more information on the Scotland’s Gardens event, please contact the property.

    Other Details: Champion Trees: Acer platanoides ‘Princeton Gold’.

    Dates & Times:

    • 07 Aug 2016 : 10:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01556 502575

    Booking:

    No booking required.
  • Mammals Tracks and Signs - Discovery Walk

    Mammals Tracks and Signs - Discovery Walk

    Dates:Wed 10 Aug Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    An interesting guided discovery walk around Threave Garden.

    Details

    Join the Rangers at Threave Garden on a discovery walk to learn about the mammals that live in and around the gardens. Learn about mammal tracks and signs of activity.

    A great event for families.

    Please bring: outdoor clothing and footwear, cameras and binoculars.

    Dates & Times:

    • 10 Aug 2016 : 14:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 2.00
    • Child : £ 1.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01556 502575

    Booking:

    Booking essential - please call: 01556 502 575 to book your place
  • Vintage Tea

    Vintage Tea

    Dates:Sun 14 Aug Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    Come to Threave Garden on Sunday, 14 August and enjoy traditional afternoon tea served in the principal rooms of Threave House, with glorious views of the Garden and the Galloway Hills.

    Details

    Book a table by telephoning 01556 502575 or speak to a member of shop staff or email threave@nts.org.uk

    Price per person - £14.95

    Tea for two - £25.00

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Aug 2016 : 14:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 14.95

    Contact:

    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 (Easter 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 …

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Opening times & Prices

26 Jul
  • Estate: all year daily
  • Garden: 10.00 - 17.00
  • House (Tours only): Closed
  • Shop: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Plant Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Terrace Café: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Stables Café: 11.00 - 16.00
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Garden only
    Adult: £7.50
    Family: £16.50
    1 Parent: £11.00
    Concession: £6.50

    House and Garden
    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