Wednesday January 18, 2017

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See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory with live commentary from the warden. October to April, 11am and 2pm.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries Galloway DG1 4RS
Today to Tue 31 Jan

“The Big Burns Supper is a fantastic event and a fitting celebration of the country’s national Bard.” Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland After a barnstorming 2016 from the heart of Scotland and the place where its most infamous...
Dumfries Dumfries Galloway DG1 1NF
Fri 20 Jan to Sun 29 Jan

It’s more adventurous than any computer game and more exciting than TV. Why not bring the whole family for some fun. With a map in hand you will soon be navigating your way round a course. Orienteering is a fun way to get fit. There will be...
Off the A710, near New Abbey, Dumfries Galloway DG2 8HQ
Sat 28 Jan

Wildlife photography workshop with Tom Langlands and Bob Fitzsimmons. Learn how to take fantastic shots of the swans and geese on this wetland reserve. All abilities welcome - suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries Galloway DG1 4RS
Sun 29 Jan

See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden. October to April, 11am & 2pm.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries Galloway DG1 4RS
Wed 1 Feb to Fri 31 Mar

Join the wardens as we open early to experience the wild geese flighting in against the dawn sky. The coffee shop will also be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls. Bring warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a torch.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries Galloway DG1 4RS
Sun 5 Feb

Treat your loved one to a delicious meal at Craft Hotel where you can enjoy a romantic, candle-lit dinner in cosy and welcoming surroundings. A special menu will be available for your meal, please keep a look out on our Facebook Page for any...
Craft Hotel, 30 South Main Street, Wigtown, Dumfries Galloway DG8 9HG
Sun 12 Feb

Join us for a friendly and lively debate on issues that matter in Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town. A monthly chaired meeting of minds in a cosy bar discussing and debating varying subjects. Debates held every second Sunday of...
Craft Hotel, 30 South Main Street, Wigtown, Dumfries Galloway DG8 9HG
Sun 12 Feb

How good are you at puddle jumping? Come and make a splash and show us your puddle jumping skills.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries Galloway DG1 4RS
Mon 13 Feb to Wed 15 Feb

Craft Hotel is pleased to announce that Chernobilly Atomic Boogie will be playing at Craft Hotel from 9pm on the 15th February as part of their UK Tour!! Have a look on our Facebook Page or call on 01988 403 236 or email davishotels@gmail.com for...
Craft Hotel, 30 South Main Street, Wigtown, Dumfries Galloway DG8 9HG
Wed 15 Feb

Craig snowdrops have evolved over the last 30 or so years. Round the house and policies, a large variety have been planted with a varied flowering season stretching from the start of January until April and peaking mid-February. Large drifts of...
Langholm, Dumfries Galloway DG13 0NZ
Sun 19 Feb

How good are you at puddle jumping? Come and make a splash and show us your puddle jumping skills.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries Galloway DG1 4RS
Mon 20 Feb to Wed 22 Feb

Barjarg Tower lies on a gentle slope enjoying the lovely views of the surrounding Lowther hills. The original Tower House dates back to the late 16th century but has had various cleverly designed additions over the years. The gardens have undergone...
Auldgirth, Dumfries Galloway DG2 0TN
Thu 23 Feb to Sun 26 Feb

Are you in need of a little help in keeping your 2017 New Year resolutions? Why not let us help you? Come orienteering and you will be doing something adventurous, getting more exercise, having fun and, if you bring the family you can also spend...
Barhill Plantation, Dalbeattie. Parking will be in the public car park off John Street, Dumfries Galloway DG5 4JJ
Sat 25 Feb

Try before you buy the latest binoculars & telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts are on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries Galloway DG1 4RS
Sun 5 Mar

Wildlife photography workshop with Tom Langlands and Bob Fitzsimmons. Learn how to take fantastic shots of the swans and geese on this wetland reserve. All abilities welcome - suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries Galloway DG1 4RS
Sun 12 Mar

Daffodils, spring flowers, rhododendrons, flowering shrubs, coloured foliage and rock plants. Moist garden at smaller pond and a 25-minute walk around larger pond with views over Luce Bay. Directions: A716 towards Mull of Galloway. Stranraer 10...
Ardwell, Stranraer, Dumfries Galloway DG9 9LY
Sat 1 Apr to Tue 30 May

Described as one of the most beautiful gardens in Scotland, situated at 300 feet, overlooking Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway, with clear views to the Isle of Man. Thirty- ve years ago there was wild moorland, but with dedication and vision, you...
Dunragit, by Stranraer, Dumfries Galloway DG9 8PH
Sat 1 Apr to Tue 30 May

Impressive five acre garden with a large collection of mature shrubs, including over 200 rhododendron species, many camellias, perennials, over 300 hydrangeas and many rare Southern Hemisphere plants. The garden is on a steep hillside running along...
Shore Road, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries Galloway DG6 4TQ
Sun 16 Apr

This romantic five acre garden, designed and developed by the owner, an avid landscaper and plantsman, reflects half a century of dedicated work. It provides a range of timeless, intimate settings, both shady and sunny, for a vast range of plants...
Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries Galloway DG8 8LX
Sun 30 Apr

Forty major areas, gardens, bridges, landforms, sculptures, terraces, fences & architectural works. Covering thirty acres, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation uses nature to celebrate nature, both intellectually and through the senses, including the...
Holywood, Dumfries Galloway DG2 0RW
Sun 30 Apr

Home of the Trust’s School of Heritage Gardening. Spectacular daffodils in spring, colourful herbaceous borders in summer, striking autumn trees, interesting water features and a heather garden. There is also a working walled garden. For more...
Castle Douglas, Dumfries Galloway DG7 1RX
Sun 7 May

Well contoured woodland garden and extensive policies with mature azaleas, rhododendrons and rare shrubs among impressive specimen trees. Water garden with primulas and meconopsis. Victorian walled garden with fruit trees and garden produce. There...
Irongray, Dumfries Galloway DG2 9TX
Sat 13 May

There are rare trees throughout the grounds and the main garden is the remnant of that laid out in Victorian times. There is a pretty little raised knot garden called the Italian Garden and a lovely old Victorian conservatory. Parking is available...
Penpont, Thornhill, Dumfries Galloway DG3 4TZ
Sun 14 May

The Queen Anne house is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a truly spectacular woodland garden. Rare and exotic plants together with champion trees and fine species of rhododendrons provide an excellent habitat for an interesting variety of wildlife....
Port Logan, by Stranraer, Dumfries Galloway DG9 9ND
Sun 14 May

This new garden surrounds an 18th century house on a rocky knoll overlooking Wigtown Bay. It is profusely planted with a large variety of alpines, perennials and shrubs, including rhododendrons. Two themes are plants from SW China and Australia e.g....
Borgue, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries Galloway DG6 4SW
Sun 21 May, Sun 16 Jul

Over 100 acres of mature landscaped parkland in Dumfries makes up these famous grounds. The Rock Garden and Arboretum dating from the early 1900s house many unusual and striking plants. The extensive grounds offer enjoyable walking trails with...
The Crichton University Campus, Bankend Road, Dumfries, Dumfries Galloway DG1 4ZL
Sun 21 May

Celebrating 25 years of opening for charity with Scotland’s Gardens! At the south western tip of Scotland lies Logan which is unrivalled as the country’s most exotic garden. With a mild climate washed by the Gulf Stream, a remarkable...
Port Logan, by Stranraer, Dumfries Galloway DG9 9ND
Sun 21 May

The garden is situated on the Solway Firth and benefits from the Gulf Stream. Visitors can wander through the arboretum on a network of hard and grass paths, which features handerchief trees, soaring douglas firs, beeches, oaks, and a particularly...
Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries Galloway DG8 8HF
Sun 28 May

The house was restored and the garden, formerly a ploughed field, was started in 2003-4. It is now full of wonderful shrubs and plants for all seasons. Directions: One and a half miles off A75, three miles from Stranraer - go through the farmyard to...
Stranraer, Dumfries Galloway DG9 8RS
Sun 28 May

Corsica House garden includes an amazing variety of types of designed landscape, from a strictly formal walled garden, through richly planted woodlands full of different vistas, artfully designed water features and surprises to manicured lawns...
Corsock, Castle Douglas, Dumfries Galloway DG7 3DJ
Sun 28 May

Late 18th century house sits on top of a hill surrounded by herbaceous beds and well established shrubs, including rhododendrons and azaleas overlooking the loch. Attractive walks through woods and around the loch. It was here that the first...
Dalswinton, Dumfries Galloway DG2 0XZ
Sun 28 May

Daffodils, spring flowers, rhododendrons, flowering shrubs, coloured foliage and rock plants. Moist garden at smaller pond and a 25-minute walk around larger pond with views over Luce Bay. Directions: A716 towards Mull of Galloway. Stranraer 10...
Ardwell, Stranraer, Dumfries Galloway DG9 9LY
Wed 31 May to Sat 29 Jul

Described as one of the most beautiful gardens in Scotland, situated at 300 feet, overlooking Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway, with clear views to the Isle of Man. Thirty- ve years ago there was wild moorland, but with dedication and vision, you...
Dunragit, by Stranraer, Dumfries Galloway DG9 8PH
Wed 31 May to Sat 29 Jul

Nineteenth century house built of pink stone. Extensive walled garden. Ninety-five yards long herbaceous border, roses, island beds and shrubs, ponds with azaleas and primulas, woodland walk, vegetable garden and greenhouses. Directions: Entrance...
Thornhill, Dumfries Galloway DG3 5AR
Sun 4 Jun

Holehouse is a newly established Garden which has been beautifully and carefully landscaped and developed in, around,and through a farm steading over the past 12 years. Its secluded location high on a hillside offers some wonderful views over the...
Near Penpont, Thornhill, Dumfries Galloway DG3 4AP
Sun 4 Jun, Fri 9 Jun

A specialist nursery in a densely planted 2.7 acre 18th century walled garden with old vinery and bothy, all surrounded by the Cally Oak Woods. Our collection of 3,500 varieties of plants can be seen and a selection will be available pot-grown....
Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries Galloway DG7 2DJ
Sun 4 Jun

Broughton House Garden is a fascinating townhouse garden that belonged to E A Hornel - artist, collector and one of the ’Glasgow boys’. Full of colour, with mostly herbaceous plants, old apple trees, greenhouse with old pelargonium...
12 High Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries Galloway DG6 4JX
Thu 8 Jun

This charming garden was started in 1994. The aim has been to create small informal gardens around a Galloway farmhouse, leading down to a lochan, where there are a number of unusual small trees and shrubs. In 1996 a small arboretum of oak,...
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries Galloway DG6 4XS
Sun 11 Jun

This is an interesting walled garden. There are topiary animals, birds and figures and a beautiful woodland walk. Splendid views can be seen from the lawn right down the Nith Valley. There are also a variety of statues from the Far East. Directions:...
Holywood, Dumfries Galloway DG2 0RL
Sun 11 Jun

An extensive collection of azaleas, rhododendrons, rare shrubs and mature trees set in a landscape of follies, sculpture and stunning vistas. The redesigned walled garden contains a glasshouse with some exotic plants which have been collected from...
Bentpath, Langholm, Dumfries Galloway DG13 0NQ
Sun 11 Jun

Romantically situated, these famous 75 acres of landscaped gardens are located on an isthmus surrounded by two large natural lochs. At one end the ruined Castle Kennedy overlooks a beautiful herbaceous walled garden with Lochinch Castle at the other...
Stranraer, Dumfries Galloway DG9 8SL
Sun 11 Jun

This new town garden of half an acre on the edge of Kirkcudbright has been developed by the owners from scratch over the past nine years. It has a remarkably mature appearance already and is packed with colour and a huge variety of thriving plants,...
Tongland Road, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries Galloway DG6 4UR
Sun 18 Jun

This one and a quarter acre plantsman’s garden has a variety of different plant habitats: woodland, dry sunny gravel beds, rock garden, crevice garden and mixed perennial and shrub borders. There is also a large productive vegetable garden. ...
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries Galloway DG6 4XD
Sun 18 Jun

Set in the hills with wonderful views, the principal garden consists of a series of connecting rooms filled with a great variety of herbaceous plants, beautifully designed and maintained. There is a substantial rock garden with alpines and unusual...
Dunscore, Dumfries Galloway DG2 0UR
Sun 18 Jun

This lovely three acre 18th century triple walled garden has been thoughtfully restored to provide year round interest. Many mature trees and shrubs including some less common species; herbaceous borders and shrub roses surround the foundations of...
Glasserton, Dumfries Galloway DG8 8LY
Sun 18 Jun, Sun 9 Jul

The one and a half acre garden extend to the high water mark with fine views across the Urr Estuary, Rough Island and beyond. Mixed shrub and herbaceous borders surround the house and there is a new walled garden for fruit and vegetables. A...
The Merse, Rockcliffe, Dumfries Galloway DG5 4QH
Sun 25 Jun

A beautiful, well established, walled garden, well stocked with interesting plants, four small lawns surrounded by colourful herbaceous borders, a woodland garden and a restored Victorian glasshouse. Directions: 1½ miles north of Amisfield on A701....
Amisfield, Dumfries Galloway DG1 3NZ
Sun 25 Jun

There are well-wooded policies with woodland paths and a traditional, very well maintained walled garden containing an unusual and beautiful sundial. Directions: Half a mile north west of Dunscore, Dumfriesshire on the B729 road to Moniaive....
Dunscore, Dumfries, Dumfries Galloway DG2 0SS
Sun 2 Jul

The gardens at Southwick cover an extensive area displaying a wide range of plants set in a variety of garden styles, including an impressive selection of roses, hydrangeas and trees. The walled garden contains the large glasshouse in which fruit,...
Southwick, Dumfries Galloway DG2 8AH
Sun 2 Jul

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