Beautiful displays of Snowdrops and bulbs will appear across the Gardens, reminding us Spring is on its way and bringing lighter nights with it! Our weekend openings begin Saturday 4 Feb as we celebrate Scotland’s Snowdrop Festival. Pretty displays of the bell-shaped beauties can be seen by the 16th-century Castle Kennedy ruins with more specialist varieties waiting to be discovered inside the Walled Garden. Special access around the Black Loch at this time of year means visitors can witness a wonderful part of the Garden which is usually not available.Find out more
Why not come along and join one of the Guided Walks which will be held each Sunday in February? Dawyck is taking part in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival. The walk is free + normal Garden admission. Places are limited so please phone 01721 760254 to book.Find out more
Join us for Snowdrop Sunday stay and play sessions in our Lost Elf Nature Play Area.
Camp fire, hot chocolate, biscuits and nature crafts.
Free Garden Entry for families to explore.
Join us for the Snow Moon, the first full moon in February for a Moonlight walk through the Snowdrops. We will Meet at the cafe at 5pm for an introduction to our Snowdrops at Cambo where we have the National Collection of over 350 varieties. You can get a take away cup of tea or coffee for our walk, bring a torch, and join us on a mystical Moonlight walk through the woodlands. Wear warm clothes and walking boots or wellies, the ground may be muddy and it will be dark.Find out more
Scotland’s surrealist garden: spectacular topiary staggers across the garden bumping into stone globes, marble balls, statues and a figure of Alice (in Wonderland). Other literary and historical characters are scattered among the 17th-century pleasure gardens. Bonnie Prince Charlie and his father are said to have approached the castle up the long yew avenue known as 'The King's Walk'. A 15-minute walk takes you down to the dell beneath the castle and St Peter’s Well – a stopping place for medieval pilgrims on their way to the bones of the saintly Queen Margaret at Dunkeld Cathedral. Return via a Chinese bridge, Gabriel’s bridge, an iron age fort, along a stream, past Sir Stuart’s House and back to the castle via the Old Orchard. There are large drifts of snowdrops.Find out more
Kirkton Manor House has a delightful, three-acre, informal country garden set in the beautiful Manor Valley. It enjoys spectacular open views and calling curlews from its riverside position. The natural woodland includes many interesting trees and the gardens are carpeted in snowdrops early in the year.Find out more