Threave Garden & Estate
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Threave Garden & Estate

A garden for all seasons and a haven for wildlife, with an osprey platform and bat reserve

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, Visitor Centre, Café & Shop
1 Jan–28 Mar, closed 29 Mar–31 Mar, daily, 10.00–16.00 Current period1 Apr–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Nov–22 Dec, daily, 10.00–16.00 23 Dec–28 Feb 2020, closed
House
1 Jan–23 Apr 2019, closed Current period24 Apr–31 Oct, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun; guided tours only* 1 Nov–31 Mar 2020, closed *Advance booking is essential.
Nature Reserve
Current periodOpen all year, daily

Entry prices

Garden only
Adult
£9.00
Family
£20.00
One adult family
£13.00
Concession
£8.00
House & Garden
Adult
£15.00
Family
£35.00
One adult family
£27.00
Concession
£12.00
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 £4.00

Planning your visit

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.

There’s a car park near the visitor centre, and parking is free for all. Coach parking is available 20m from the visitor centre. There’s designated disabled parking adjacent to the visitor centre.

Threave Nature Reserve can be accessed by parking at Kelton Mains/Threave Castle. Footpaths also link visitors between both the reserve and the garden. There are numerous trails to enjoy.

Assistance dogs only are allowed into the garden due to ongoing training and conservation activities. However, dog owners are welcome to walk their dogs on the rest of Threave Estate and enjoy the outside seating around Threave Visitor Centre, including the Terrace Café, which has magnificent views over the Galloway countryside.

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.

Facilities

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3G/4G coverage
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Buggy access
Café
Children’s activities
Coach parking
Free member parking
Guided tour
Highchair
Hot drinks
Large print
Parking
Picnics
Play area
Self-guided trail
Shop
Toilet
Walks
Wheelchair access
Wi-Fi

Accessibility

At Threave Garden we pride ourselves on accessibility. Routes throughout the garden have been adapted for all ranges of mobility. 

  • There’s dedicated disabled parking adjacent to the visitor centre.
  • 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.
  • A manual wheelchair and two mobility scooters are available for hire for a small fee (please book in advance).
  • Guided touch tours of the house are available (please book in advance).

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.