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“Threave Garden”
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Threave Garden
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US$33.58*
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National Trust for Scotland Discover Ticket: Scotland Sightseeing Pass
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

One of the joys of being in the Castle Douglas area 3 or 4 times a year is seeing the National Trust Garden through the seasons with its well thought planning and layout a centre for local activities and well used by visitors and locals alike. A busy cafe and restaurant with superb soups.
The walled garden has been turned over to vegetables and fruit which although interesting is not as eye catching as the banks of flowers it used to have . in other parts of the ground new beds have been formed with a pond , large rock garden and waterfall. There are a large variety of mature trees that provide an Autumnal display later on in the year. It is a delight to see Red Squirrels running about

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Visited here on 22 June. Lady guide round house very amusing and well informed - took 1 hour 40 minutes - a tad too long - but she had so many stories to tell. Huge, well kept, beautiful gardens. 3 full-time gardeners and 6 students. Unexpectedly spent 5 enjoyable hours here.

1  Thank EMFORCORS
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

The gardens at Threave (managed by the National Trust for Scotland) are well worth a visit. They cover 64 acres and took well over an hour to wander around. There was plenty of interest to see.

3  Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I visited Threave Garden in a large group with 3 1 year olds and a 3 week old baby! The staff were very helpful to us and didn't mind us taking up a lot of space with all the baby gear we had. We will definitely be back to visit again soon with them all.

1  Thank Andie-19
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

My wife, 8 year old son and I visited on a sunny day and were rewarded with wonderful colours and views at every turn in this fantastic garden. The welcome is excellent and Neil explained a lot about the garden, its history and features. Everywhere was well maintained and contained interesting mixtures of flowering shrubs and trees, mixed with water features. We spent ages at the pond near the glasshouses which was full of life, containing numerous tadpoles and newts, even a bat in the middle of the day flew over several times. After a short walk up the hill into the forest you reach a bird hide. In 20 minutes we saw 2 woodpeckers (greater and lesser spotted), a nuthatch and several finches. Red squirrels remain elusive though. The café is very popular and after our visit you could see why – high quality at low prices with friendly service. We passed by a few days later and stopped in for just a coffee. Would definitely recommend this place and can’t wait to return.

Thank JosephsDad
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