Blessed by the balmy breeze of the Gulf Stream which gives Dumfries & Galloway its surprising warm weather, the gardens of the region are some of Scotlands best. From the palm fringed west coast to tropical gardens, formal gardens, hidden gardens and specialist nurseries tending rare and unusual plants. Visit a few of these and you'll find Dumfries & Galloway a very colourful place at any time of year, inspiring you with ideas, advice and specimens to take back to your own floral refuge.
Threave Gardens is one mile west of Castle Douglas and its displays of daffodils, herbaceous beds, trees, heather garden and Plant Centre are an all year round attraction. Threave House offers and insight into life in the 1930s. Threave Estate is a wildfowl refuge with walks, nature trails and a countryside centre.
Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan, is 14 miles south of Stranraer. Fabulous array of bizarre and beautiful plants that flourish out of doors in Scotlands most exotic garden. There is a shop, café, self-guided tours and Discovery Centre.
Logan House Garden, Port Logan is 14 miles south of Stranraer. Set in 20 acres, Logan House and its surrounding grounds and gardens form a perfect beauty spot. First created in 1869 there are many fine species of trees and shrubs.
There are many more public gardens in the surrounding area, and there are also many private gardens which open their doors to share their special places with visitors once a year. To find out more visit www.visitdumfriesandgalloway.co.uk.