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  • 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:
    Our Family Season Ticket is £56.00 (up to three children).
    Glenwhan has featured on the Beechgrove Garden and border Television.

    Glenwhan Lodge
    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

    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

    Guided tours

    By arrangement. Please book ahead. Prior bookings £4.50 for parties over 20

    Group visits

    Prior bookings £4.50 for parties over 20

    Promotional Themes

    • Autumn Colour
    • Bluebell Displays
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Red Squirrels
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Rose Gardens
    • Sculptures/Garden art
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Water Gardens
    • Wild Berries
    • Woodland Gardens

    Opening Times

    Monday: 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.

    Dates closed

    Open Daily 10-5pm from Easter to end September & thereafter with Honesty box.
    Parties catered for with advance notice.

    Admission prices

    Adult: £7.50 Child: Under 7's go free Concession: £6.00 Family: £18.00 (up to 3 children) Group Adult: £6.00 Group Child: Under 7's go free Membership: £30.00


    Accessible parking Accessible toilets Accommodation Assistance Dogs Car park Dog friendly Events Picnic area Pushchair friendly Shop Toilets Wheelchair access

    Weddings at Glenwhan Gardens
    Marquee seats 75 with chairs & covers.


    Glenwhan Gardens
    Dunragit, nr Stranraer,
    DG9 8PH


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