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This is how to build a garden

Considering this garden started from scratch as a wilderness it is quite remarkable what the owner... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Steve D
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Frimley Green, United Kingdom
Day out with relatives

Very picturesque gardens with lots of paths, interesting plants, trees and shrubs. Moorland walk... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Pete H
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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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All reviews tea room luce bay home made cakes isle of man wonderful garden trees and shrubs round the gardens woodland trail different areas well worth a visit an absolute delight could spend hours hidden gem plenty of seats sandwiches and cakes heavy rain for sale
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Considering this garden started from scratch as a wilderness it is quite remarkable what the owner and her late husband have achieved. It is a plant collectors heaven with many rare plants. It was overcast when we visited and unfortunately we couldn't see the Isle...More

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Very picturesque gardens with lots of paths, interesting plants, trees and shrubs. Moorland walk, ponds, sculptures and great views . Also a nice cafe, the menu is a little limited on choices but well prepared and presented by friendly staff. We had a lovely time...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

We were lucky enough to stay in The Shepherds Hut actually located within the gardens. The gardens are just beautiful and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This garden is a real jewel in the crown of gardens in Scotland .All the more so given its brief history since 1979.So many of our great gardens are sadly past their expiry date and have not been properly maintained over the years.The water features...More

Thank RRJ55
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The gardens are beautiful - not formal but very woodland with lovely trees and bushes. Beautiful small lakes, a potager area, etc. Worth wondering around and with views out to Mull if Galloway. Very quiet when I went which made it more enjoyable. Shock to...More

Thank Avocettoo
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Rather annoyingly I forgot to place this review just after our visit......June, so belatedly, this is how it goes.....another great day out, it was fantastic last year during our late July visit, we went in June this year to catch the Rhododendrons in bloom. They...More

1  Thank Colin M
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We decided to have our complete wedding in the stunning gardens at Glenwhan. The gardens are magical, and the owners went out of their way to make our day perfect. We had an outdoor wedding in a beautiful setting beside the lake in the gardens...More

1  Thank Alex G
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We went for our first visit to Glenwhan gardens in early July 2018. The staff who took our payment were very chatty and friendly. When we first walked into the gardens and turned left, I truly thought that we may have made a bit of...More

1  Thank Bev D
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Yet again a place for good walks and nice gardens. Myself,partner and nephews enjoyed a warm day in the gardens both uphill and down.

1  Thank Martin M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We were amazed at the sheer scale of the garden, it goes on and on, wonderful ‘secret garden’ feel when wandering through some of the narrower paths. We walked a short distance of the Moorland Walk and the utter contrast between this and the garden...More

1  Thank gibsonmarie
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Helen L
18 January 2017|
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Response from glenwhan | Property representative |
Sorry about the late answer. We are dog friendly the garden is in its winter coat in November. I would think the autumn is better for more colour, and of course the Spring, but we have an honesty box all the winter. Tessa
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