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5 Events at Threave Estate

  • Threave - Scotland's Gardens Open Day

    Threave - Scotland's Gardens Open Day

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

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


    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.

    Dates & Times:

    • 10 Aug 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00


    • Adult : £ 6.50
    • Concession : £ 6.00


    For further information please call 0844 4932245 or email
  • 'Encore'


    Dates:Tue 22 Jul - Sun 3 Aug Location:Threave Estate

    Stewartry artists Sheena McCurrach and Amanda Jones return to the lovely setting of Threave Gardens to continue their successful collaboration.


    We invite you to view their new show of original artwork, prints and cards in oil, watercolour, pastel and giclee.

    Sheena’s work is defined by the colours, sounds and seasons of nature, especially its flora, fauna and form. After spending much of her life in the highlands, Sheena came to live in Galloway two years ago, and has been freshly inspired by the softer landscape, woods and lanes of the region. She divides her time between creating and caring for her new garden and painting.

    Amanda’s enjoyment and close observation of her surroundings and the flowers and birds which thrive here have inspired her work in this new exhibition. Her paintings reflect great attention to detail with the subjects beautifully and precisely portrayed whilst also capturing their own natural character and form.

    Entry to the Exhibition is free.

    Visit Sheena's website www.sheenamccurrach.netor or contact her at

    Contact Amanda at or

    Dates & Times:

    • 22 Jul 2014 - 03 August 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00


    For further information please call 0844 4932245
  • Vintage Train Weekend

    Vintage Train Weekend

    Dates:Fri 1 Aug - Sun 3 Aug Location:Threave Estate

    Celebrating over 100 years of vintage tinplate toy trains - layouts and displays in 0 and 00 gauges in Threave House.


    Within the Gardens will be fun train rides for children, pulled by a real miniature steam engine. £1 for 3 circuits (weather permitting!)

    No booking required.

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 Aug 2014 - 03 August 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00


    • Adult : £ 3.00
    • Child : £ 3.00
    • Concession : £ 1.50


    For further information please call 0844 4932245
  • William Shakespeare's Macbeth

    William Shakespeare's Macbeth

    Dates:Sun 3 Aug Location:Threave Estate

    Come along to Threave Estate to enjoy this open-air production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth by the Festival Players Theatre Company.


    Dress warmly, bring your own seating and picnic or order a picnic from Threave Restaurant no less than 7 days prior to the event.

    Order tickets by telephoning 01556 502575 or book online at

    Dates & Times:

    • 03 Aug 2014 : 19:15 - 21:30


    • Adult : £ 12.00
    • Child : £ 6.00
    • Concession : £ 10.00


    For further information please call 0844 4932245
  • Art Exhibition

    Art Exhibition

    Dates:Tue 5 Aug - Sun 17 Aug Location:Threave Estate

    Ethel Murphy and Iris McKie, these two very good friends, and partners in various exhibitions, are returning to Threave, bringing their beautiful and colourful paintings of landscapes, coastline, gardens and flowers; taking their inspiration from the local countryside.


    They enjoy using different mediums, depending on what they feel best suits the subject.

    With the beautiful scenery all around them, they are spoilt for choice and never short of something that inspires them to pick up their brushes or palette knives.

    Admission to the Exhibition is free.

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Aug 2014 - 17 August 2014 : 10:00 - 17:00


    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

29 Jul
  • Garden: all year daily
  • Visitor Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Restaurant: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Gift Shop: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Estate: all year daily
  • House: Closed
  • Glasshouses: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Plant Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Countryside Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
  • 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