Back to places
Dumfries & Galloway

Threave Garden & Estate

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

Planning your visit

There’s a well-stocked gift shop and plant centre with Threave-grown plants for sale.

Home-made soups, sweet treats and a wide range of hot and cold drinks are available in our cafés.

There’s a car park near the visitor centre, and parking is free for members. Coach parking is available 50m from the visitor centre. There’s designated disabled parking adjacent to the visitor centre.

Assistance dogs only are allowed into the garden and woodland walks. However, dog owners are welcome to walk their dogs on the rest of Threave estate.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01556 502575.


See full accessibility information
3G/4G coverage
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Buggy access
Children’s activities
Coach parking
Free member parking
Guided tour
Hot drinks
Large print
Play area
Self-guided trail
Wheelchair access

Opening times

Garden, Visitor Centre, Café & Shop
Current period24 Dec–28 Mar, closed 29 Mar–31 Mar, daily, 10.00–16.00 1 Apr–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Nov–22 Dec, 10.00–16.00 23 Dec–28 Feb 2020, closed
Current period22 Oct–31 Mar 2019, closed 1 Apr– 31Oct, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun; guided tours only 1 Nov–31 Mar 2020, closed
Nature Reserve
Current periodOpen all year, daily

Entry prices

Garden only
One adult family
House & Garden
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • 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 (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.

There are


ways we're loving and protecting Scotland

Read more