Threave Garden is delightful in all seasons. At 64 acres, it is best known for its spectacular springtime display of daffodils (nearly 200 varieties), but herbaceous beds are colourful in summer and the trees and heather garden are striking in autumn.
Open to the public for the first time in 2002. The interiors have been restored to their appearance in the 1930s, and from the house visitors can enjoy impressive vistas of the Galloway countryside.
The Estate provides a good example of integrated management of the land, taking account of agriculture, forestry and nature conservation. Marked walks include a 2.5 km estate trail which guides the visitor through this variety of landscapes.
The Estate is a wildfowl and wildlife refuge A new Countryside Centre in the old stables highlights nature conservation, forestry and agriculture at Threave. Breeding ospreys can be viewed from the viewing platform on the river, installed in 2010 following two successful breeding seasons.
Also in 2010 Threave Estate became Scotland's first official bat reserve, with 7 of the 9 species common to Scotland, roosting at Threave.
Additional Information: Explanatory text in French, German, Italian, Spanish
Wheelchair access to most of garden, Visitor Centre, restaurant, shop, toilet. Wheelchairs and electric battery car available. Reserved places in car park.
Induction loop in Visitor Centre
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