3 Events at Threave Garden and Estate

  • National Vegetable Society Workshops Scotland\'s Gardens

    National Vegetable Society Workshops

    Dates:Sun 8 May Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    Have a go at growing your own with the experts from the national Vegetable Society

    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’. National

    Cafe open daily. Plants and garden produce for sale. Self-catering accommodation available.

    Dates & Times:

    • 08 May 2016 : 10:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01556 502575
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea

    Traditional Afternoon Tea

    Dates:Sun 22 May Location:Threave Garden and Estate

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

    Details

    Price per person - £14.95

    Tea for two - £25.00

    Book a table by telephoning 01556 502575

    or speak to a member of shop staff

    or email threave@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 22 May 2016 : 14:00 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 14.95

    Contact:

    Please phone 01556 502575 to book
  • 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’.

    Cafe open daily. Plants and garden produce for sale. Self-catering accommodation available.

    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

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 …

Threave Garden Guidebook£4.95
 

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Opening times & Prices

29 Apr
  • Estate: all year daily
  • Garden: 10.00 - 17.00
  • House (Tours only):
  • 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
  • Adult: £12.50
  • Family: £29.50
  • 1 Parent: £23.00
  • Concession: £9.00
  • 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