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Threave Garden & Estate

World-renowned garden and nature reserve
A red sandstone tower house stands in a large garden towards the top of a hill. In front is a lawn covered in white-yellow daffodils. Tall trees grow in woodland either side of the house.
Threave House and garden in spring

Home to the National Trust for Scotland’s internationally renowned School of Heritage Gardening, Threave’s world-famous gardens, beautifully restored country house and Terrace Café combine to make a spectacular venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties.

In the heart of glorious Dumfries and Galloway, Threave Garden & Estate is just 1 mile from Castle Douglas, Scotland’s ‘Food Town’.


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Up to 300

Venue type


Planning your event


Drinks reception – 80 guests
Wedding ceremony – 80 guests
Dining – 40 guests
Meeting – 70 guests

Terrace Café

Drinks reception – 140 guests
Dining – 120 guests
Dance/ceilidh – 120 guests


Drinks reception – 120 guests
Wedding ceremony – 120 guests
Marquee event – 300 guests


Gate Lodge, located at the entrance to Threave Garden, combined with Millwheel Cottage and Granary Cottage in the wider estate, offer self-catering accommodation for up to 13 guests.

For further information please contact us. We’ll be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail, arrange a visit and help plan your event.

Getting here

Threave Garden & Estate is 1 mile west of Castle Douglas. Dumfries is a 30-minute drive away.
Address Threave Garden & Estate Castle Douglas Dumfries & Galloway DG7 1RX

Get directions

Provided by Google Maps

Threave Garden is just off the A75. Turn onto the B736 from the roundabout and follow the brown signs.

The road to the nature reserve (and osprey platform) is directly opposite the B736 off the same roundabout – follow the signs for Threave Castle.