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Glenwhan Gardens

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Address: Dunragit DG9 8PH, Scotland
Phone Number: 01581 400222

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Fantastic gardens teeming with wildlife

Not enough gardens encourage a diverse array of wildlife so it was a real find to stumble on this garden which is well planned and laid out. Cafe quite basic but good quality food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonathan H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not enough gardens encourage a diverse array of wildlife so it was a real find to stumble on this garden which is well planned and laid out. Cafe quite basic but good quality food nonetheless. Friendly and enthusiastic staff in the gardens. Would recommend to anyone even those with little interest in gardening.

1 Thank Jonathan H
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens hidden well off the beaten track. We went in early July but I suspect a couple of weeks earlier may have shown some wonderful blooms on the bushes and trees. However, we had a lovely time and the gardens really are beautiful. We also enjoyed a fantastic chocolate cake with coffee after our tour. Highly recommend this wee... More 

1 Thank davemcd1uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic array of plants, I'm not a keen horticulturist but I can appreciate a beautiful garden. Plenty to see and discover, I've been a few times and there's always something new. The beauty of the changing seasons means you can go different times of the year and it's like a completely different garden. The cafe needs some work, but... More 

1 Thank Florie_Bee
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

These are one of the great undiscovered secrets of Galloway, and probably one of the finest created gardens in Scotland over the past 50 years. Worth visiting throughout the seasons.

1 Thank johnfirn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

For the views alone these gardens are a must see. They are so beautifully tended, with a fabulous variety of plants from every corner of the world. The mild climate of this part of Scotland, allows rare plants to thrive. The main gardens are so well laid out, most have wheelchair access & are dog friendly. The staff are so... More 

1 Thank stavroswidnes
Warrington Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

After visiting Castle Kennedy a very nice gentleman recommended a visit Glenwham Gardens This was a great decision, our family had the most amazing day out the gardens were stunning so much to see the planning of the garden was amazing and kept your interest around every corner the gardeners must spend a lot of time creating this amazing garden... More 

Thank John W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We were directed to this garden by a Guide which understated the sheer beauty and tranquility of this special place to a very large extent. Imagine our surprise as we went through the little plant area and hedge to the first lake...high up in the hills.. where no body of water should be anyway! Granted we came at the right... More 

Thank paulw1001
North East
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Lovely visit to these private gardens, lots to see from ponds to borders, tree walk, sculpture and even a moorland walk. Plenty of wildlife and places to sit and enjoy the views. Nice tearoom and plant centre. Dog friendly too. Car park is rather small, would imagine on a busy day it could be less pleasurable.

Thank JCH124
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I have worked in Horticulture for a number of years and visited many gardens - this is one of the nicest I have visited - it is a little remote to get to but worth it there is a café at the entrance then we walked into the garden and the first thing we saw was the lake with the... More 

Thank mmcquade
Lesmahagow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Had a wonderful visit to Glenwhan Gardens on an extremely sunny day.The views were outstanding wherever we walked and we were pleased to find lots of well positioned seats to sit and admire the stunning plants surrounding the lakes. Was happy to purchase some plants in the plant sales area. Enjoyed a tasty soup and sandwich lunch served by the... More 

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