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Threave Garden & Estate

A garden for all seasons and a haven for wildlife, with an osprey-viewing platform and bat reserve
Daffodils carpet the grass in front of Threave House. Tall trees frame the image.
  • Can you find the secret garden?

  • Take in the soothing sounds of the water features.

  • Explore the family-friendly Discovery Garden.

  • Join an evening walk to look for bats in the UK’s only bat reserve.

  • View ospreys and wildfowl from the viewing platform and wildlife hides in the nature reserve.

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Garden & Visitor Centre
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One adult family
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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About this place

Threave’s wonderful garden has been created over the years by students of the Trust’s School of Heritage Gardening – and is a fine example of landscaped beauty. The garden is divided into a series of smaller gardens to showcase different styles, including a rose garden, rockery and walled garden.

At the centre stands Threave House, designed in the Scottish Baronial style in 1871 for the Gordon family. Many of its rooms are displayed as they were in the 1930s.

The wider estate caters for more adventurous tastes, and includes our flagship bat reserve. The nature reserve is a Special Protection Area for breeding waders and wintering wildfowl – pink-footed geese and Greenland white-fronted geese are regular visitors.

Our accreditations and awards

  • 4 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism SIlver

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