Glenwhan Gardens & Arboretum
Glenwhan has been described as a gem in Scotland's crown of beautiful gardens, commanding spectacular views over Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway. Started in 1979, the picturesque creation was hewn from a hillside covered in bracken and gorse. Two lakes were made by damming up bogs to provide a rich habitat for rare species.
The rocky outcrops are home to a wide variety of alpines, scree plants, heathers and conifers. Winding paths lead through rose arbours to enchanting woodland walks with bluebells, snowdrops and daffodils in spring. Rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses nestle together on the whinnie knowes‚ in a blaze of colour. There is also a collection of rare ducks to be discovered.
Thanks to a grant from VisitScotland's Days Out Incentive Fund, all visitors to the gardens between 4th November to 18th February will receive half-price entry to the gardens.
Book tickets or purchase Season Tickets here: https://bit.ly/3H7XjFo
Our Family Season Ticket is £56.00 (up to three children).
Glenwhan has featured on the Beechgrove Garden and border Television.
After months of planning and hard work, we are delighted to share that our beautiful new lodge can now be booked! Our accessible holiday let features a luxurious open plan space with incredible views across Lucy Bay, offering a truly peaceful and relaxing break for visitors. Sleeping up to 6 with two bedrooms and a large couch sofa in the living room, your stay will feel like a home away from home, with beautiful and luxurious touches to create the most wonderful stay. Visit https://glenwhangardens.co.uk/xtra-news/glenwhan-lodge/
How to find us
Glenwhan is located 7 miles east of Stranraer, 1 mile off the A75 at Dunragit (follow signs)
By train to Stranraer
By Ferry to Cairnryan
By Bus from Stranraer
Scottish Tourist Board 4*
Royal Horticultural Society Partner Garden
Visit Scotland award 'Taste Our Best'
- Magnificent views over Luce Bay, the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man
- A 17 acre Moorland Wildflower Walk, chance to see red squirrels & other wildlife
- A new Tree Trail to follow
- Tearoom serving delicious home-cooked lunches & teas (coach parties catered for)
- A well stocked Plant Centre for you to browse
By arrangement. Please book ahead. Prior bookings £4.50 for parties over 20
Prior bookings £4.50 for parties over 20
- Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
- Woodland Gardens
- Water Gardens
- Rose Gardens
- Sculptures/Garden art
- Tree Collection/Champion Trees
- Autumn Colour
- Wild Berries
- Winter Gardens / Winter Structure
- Daffodil Displays
- Bluebell Displays
- Rhododendron Displays
- Red Squirrels
Opening TimesMonday: 10:00 - 17:00 Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00 Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00 Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00 Friday: 10:00 - 17:00 Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00 also:
Please note, our Tearoom is closed for the season.
Coach parties, evening visits and meals welcomed by prior arrangement.
Open Daily 10-5pm from Easter to end September & thereafter with Honesty box.
Parties catered for with advance notice.
Admission pricesAdult: £3.25 Child: £2.50 (8 and older) Concession: £2.50 Family: £7.50 (up to 3 children) Group Adult: £2.50 Group Child: £2.50 (8 and older) Membership: £26.00
FacilitiesPicnic area Shop Car park Accessible parking Toilets Accessible toilets Wheelchair access Accommodation Pushchair friendly Dog friendly Assistance Dogs Events
Weddings at Glenwhan Gardens
Marquee seats 75 with chairs & covers.
Dunragit, nr Stranraer,
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