5 Events at Threave Garden and Estate

  • Spring Fling at Threave Garden

    Spring Fling at Threave Garden

    Dates:Fri 27 May - Mon 30 May Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    ‘Spring Fling’ is Dumfries and Galloway’s open studios event.

    Details

    As part of this event, from 27 to 30 May, two local artists will set up their studio in the visitor centre at Threave Garden. Come and meet the artists, see their work and enjoy a bite to eat.

    Late opening to 8pm on Friday and Saturday.

    Free entry to the visitor centre but normal entry prices to garden.

    Dates & Times:

    • 27 May 2016 - 30 May 2016 : 10:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01556 502575
  • Art Experience at Threave

    Art Experience at Threave

    Dates:Sat 28 May - Sun 29 May Location:Threave Garden and Estate

    Come and enjoy one or two days art experience at Threave Garden - explore the landscape or get up close and detailed with the plants and flowers.

    Details

    The course facilitators are Diane and Ian MacKinnon, practising artists with a wealth of experience teaching adults and young people. The number of places has been limited to 20 each day so that they can give you all the help and attention you require.

    Whether you are a complete novice or have some art skills you will enjoy the experience. There will be opportunities to work in whatever medium you prefer, subject matter is entirely your choice and you can work indoors or outdoors. All materials are supplied but you can bring your own if you wish and you can choose to do one or two days. Food and drink will be available from the cafes or bring your own refreshments.

    Please phone 01556 502575 to book. Over 16s only. £20 for one day, £35 for two days.

    Dates & Times:

    • 28 May 2016 - 29 May 2016 : 10:00 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 20.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01556 502575
  • 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
  • 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.

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Aug 2016 : 19:00 - 21:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01556 502575

    Booking:

    Booking information will be available later in the month
  • 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.

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

27 May
  • Estate: all year daily
  • Garden: 10.00 - 17.00
  • House (Tours only): 11.30, 13.30
  • Shop: 10.00 - 20.00
  • Plant Centre: 10.00 - 20.00
  • Terrace Café: 10.00 - 20.00
  • 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