4 Events at Threave Estate

  • Creative Candlish

    Creative Candlish

    Dates:Tue 14 Oct - Sun 26 Oct Location:Threave Estate

    Pat Candlish has always drawn since she was old enough to hold a pencil, but it was when her mum video taped Alwyn Crawshaw's tv programmes that she began to paint seriously. Her speciality lies in pet portraits with horses being her favourite subject.


    As well as Pat's exhibition at Threave this year, she has also exhibited at Rozelle in the Artists' Showcase and at Crosshouse Hospital.

    Pat's work is also on display at Ayrshire Gifts an' a' that, Alloway Street, Ayr, The Chatterbox, Wellington Square, Ayr, Langholms, by Symington, and she will be taking part in this year's Save
    The Children Exhibition at Rozelle.

    Entry to the Exhibition is free.

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Oct 2014 - 26 October 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00


    For further information please call 0844 4932245
  • Halloween


    Dates:Sat 25 Oct Location:Threave Estate

    Come and enjoy our Halloween surprises here at Threave


    Children bring your parent and have some fun! Fancy dress competitions, pumpkins competitions, games, fun fair (weather dependent), ghouly trails in woods (bring a torch)and fireworks.

    Dates & Times:

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    • Adult : £ 2.00


    For further information please call 0844 4932245
  • Art Exhibition: Robert Rome and Friends

    Art Exhibition: Robert Rome and Friends

    Dates:Tue 28 Oct - Sun 9 Nov Location:Threave Estate

    Robert Rome and friends are holding their annual exhibition and sale of paintings at Threave Gardens Visitor Centre from Tuesday, 28 October until Sunday, 9 November.


    Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

    Closed Monday Open Tuesday-Sunday 11.00am-3.00pm.

    Dates & Times:

    • 28 Oct 2014 - 09 November 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00


    For further information please call 0844 4932245
  • 'Deck the Halls'

    'Deck the Halls'

    Dates:Fri 5 Dec - Sun 7 Dec Location:Threave Estate

    Christmas Weekend with choirs, music, floral displays in House, Santa


    Come and see the House decorated for the festive seasons with music, choirs, mulled wine and mince pies.

    Pop along to the Visitor Centre for a browse round the craft fair and sample the festive treats in the restaurant. For the children Santa will be visiting this weekend.

    Further details to come.

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Dec 2014 - 07 December 2014 : 10:00 - 16:00


    • Adult : £ 5.00
    • Child : £ 5.00
    • Concession : £ 5.00


    For further information please call 0844 4932245

One of the National Trust for Scotland’s top ten most visited attractions, Threave Estate is the perfect place for a family day out – or two: there’s so much to see and do here, you may not fit it all in to one visit.

The estate is split into four main elements: Threave House, a restored Scottish baronial-style house; Threave Garden, made up of landscaped gardens and themed ‘rooms’; Threave Sculpture Garden, containing over 30 works by Scottish sculptors; and Threave Nature Reserve, featuring landscape ranging from wetlands to woodlands.

Whichever part of the estate you’re in, you’ll see some of Threave’s famous wildlife – it’s one of Scotland’s bat hotspots, as well as a wildfowl sanctuary, and birds of all kinds flock here throughout the year.

In 2014, Threave was granted approval to deliver RHS practical qualifications following a moderation visit from an RHS Centre approval verifier. Find out more here.

In 2013 Threave was voted second in The Independent's '10 Best Gardens to Visit in the UK'. Click here to read the full article.

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£7.99

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Opening times & Prices

25 Oct
  • Estate: all year daily
  • Garden: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Visitor Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Restaurant: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Gift Shop: 10.00 - 17.00
  • House: Closed
  • Glasshouses: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Plant Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Countryside Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
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  • Member: 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

5 day weather forecast

  • Sat 25/10 : Light rain shower 13°C 13°C 25/10
  • Sun 26/10 : Light drizzle 15°C 15°C 26/10
  • Mon 27/10 : Light drizzle 15°C 15°C 27/10
  • Tue 28/10 : Moderate rain at times 15°C 15°C 28/10
  • Wed 29/10 : Partly Cloudy 11°C 11°C 29/10