Follow Scotland’s Garden Route to see spectacular gardens
Castle Kennedy Gardens
Logan Botanic Gardens
Follow Scotland’s Garden Route and explore the Gardens of Galloway - a fantastic collection of six unique gardens. Perfect for keen gardeners, horticulturists and those who love a peaceful walk through sublime surroundings, each garden offers something different for you to discover.
Dumfries & Galloway’s fantastic collection of gardens are home to many exotic plants which benefit from the surprisingly warm climate created by the Gulf Stream. Experience an array of different species and intriguing horticultural styles as you travel around the gardens - it is easy to visit several in a day due to their close proximity to one another.
Each of the Galloway gardens offers something special in every season from fascinating plants to exciting activities, fun family events and guided walks. See Ardwell Garden’s impressive variety of azaleas and rhododendrons before enjoying a leisurely walk around the garden’s largest pond and admiring stunning views across Luce Bay.
Discover over 120 species of spectacular grasses, ferns and flowers as you explore the new 17 acre Wildflower Walk at Glenwhan Gardens. Find six British Champion Trees - designated as the tallest or largest of their species - in Castle Kennedy Gardens and keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels and otters as you walk around the 75 acres of grounds.
Take a stroll around the original Victorian glasshouses in Dunskey Gardens, which now house an array of tropical plants and delicious soft fruits. If you prefer more active adventures, why not attempt to find your way out of the hedge maze - the first of its kind in Dumfries & Galloway?
Find some exciting exotic species such as cabbage palms and myriad daisy bushes in Logan Botanic Garden - one of the three Regional Gardens of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Not far away, Logan House Gardens is also well worth a visit since it is home to an amazing selection of trees. Enjoy a walk through the Monkey Puzzle Avenue and discover 7 UK and 14 Scottish Champion trees as you explore the grounds.
You can pick up a Gardens of Galloway Passport at any of the gardens mentioned above to select a few to visit or enjoy all six. To complete the perfect trip, spend the night in some high quality nearby accommodation.
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