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Threave Garden & Estate

Getting here

Address Threave Garden & Estate Castle Douglas DG7 1RX

Threave Garden & Estate is 1 mile west of Castle Douglas and only a short drive from Dumfries.

Threave Garden is just off the A75 and is well-signposted from every direction. 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 Kelton Mains or Threave Castle.

Contact information

Telephone: 01556 502575

Get directions

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Opening times

Garden, café, visitor centre and shop

The Stables Café will be open for takeaway only, serving hot/cold drinks and snacks.

1 Jan–10 Feb, closed 11 Feb–25 Mar, daily, 10.00–16.00 Current period26 Mar–30 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 31 Oct–23 Dec, daily, 10.00–16.00 24 Dec–31 Dec, closed
Threave House

Please note Threave House will be closed on Mon 20 June. | While we aim to open at the advertised times, Threave House is solely operated by volunteers and this may not always be possible. Please check with the property prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.

1 Jan–14 Apr, closed Current period15 Apr–2 Oct, Fri–Mon, 11.00–15.00 3 Oct–31 Dec, closed
Nature Reserve

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec, daily, dawn–dusk

Entry prices

Threave House & Garden
Adult
£12.00
Family
£26.00
One adult family
£18.00
Concession
£10.50
Threave Garden
Adult
£8.00
Family
£22.00
One adult family
£14.00
Concession
£7.00
Threave Nature Reserve
Adult
Free
Family
Free
One adult family
Free
Concession
Free

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to Threave Garden & Estate – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.


Threave Garden is renowned for its exceptional plant centre, stocking an outstanding range of plants. Many are from unique specialist suppliers or cultivated at Threave’s own training nurseries.

Dogs are permitted in the garden but must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs are not permitted in the Walled Garden, Kelton Hill Wood or the play area.

Photography is encouraged throughout the property.

Requests to fly drones must be received in writing to the property, with permission granted only on rare occasions due to our conservation work.

For more information about planning your visit please see our Facilities drop-down information or our frequently asked questions.

Facilities & access

At Threave Garden we pride ourselves on accessibility.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage

There’s designated disabled parking adjacent to the visitor centre.

Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Bike route

Routes throughout the garden have been adapted for all ranges of mobility.

The visitor centre, café, shop and toilets are all on one level.

Threave House has five main rooms to see – there are steps up to the main entrance and stairs to the main floor.

There are some inclines in the garden although the tarmac paths allow easy access.

The Stables Café is open for takeaway only.
The Terrace Café is currently closed.

Children’s activities

Coach parking is available 20m from the visitor centre.

Dogs are permitted in the garden but must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs are not permitted in the Walled Garden, Kelton Hill Wood or the play area.

Guided tour
Highchair
Hot drinks

There’s a car park near the visitor centre, and parking is free for all.

Threave Nature Reserve can be accessed by parking at Kelton Mains/Threave Castle.

Picnics
Play area
Self-guided trail

Threave Visitor Centre Gift Shop will be open 10am–5pm. Similar to the systems you’ve probably seen at supermarkets lately, we’ll have one-way queues in place, and guidance provided through floor markings.

Please keep handling of products on shelves to a minimum.

Payment can be made by contactless card or by using machines that are protected with plastic and regularly cleaned.

You can also shop our beautiful range of products and gift ideas at our online shop.

The toilets are open.

Due to restricted space in these facilities, distanced queues will be introduced to ensure physical distancing.

We’ll be providing hand sanitiser at the entrance to toilets and we may close off some cubicles and urinals to avoid overcrowding.

Footpaths link visitors between both Threave Nature Reserve and Threave Garden. There are numerous trails to enjoy.

Routes throughout the garden have been adapted for all ranges of mobility.

The visitor centre, café, shop and toilets are all on one level.

There’s a garden viewpoint from the visitor centre and Terrace Café.

Threave House has five main rooms to see – there are steps up to the main entrance and stairs to the main floor.

There are some inclines in the garden although the tarmac paths allow easy access.

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