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Threave Garden

  • 4.6

  • from 890 Google reviews

About the garden

Threave’s wonderful garden has been created over the years by students of the NTS School of Heritage Gardening – and is a fine example of landscaped beauty. The garden is divided into a series of smaller gardens to showcase different styles, including a rose garden, rockery and walled garden.

Opening times

GARDEN 1 Mar - 31 Oct, daily, 10.00 - 17.00 1 Nov - 31 Mar 2019, closed HOUSE 30 Mar - 21 Oct, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sun; guided tours at 11.30, 13.30 22 Oct - 31 Mar 2019, closed NATURE RESERVE Open all year, daily

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Garden area

64 Acres

Dog walking

No - Guide dogs only.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 1RX

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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 890 Google reviews

Liz Armstrong

8 months ago


All round family day out. Walking round the beautiful grounds and gardens. Bird watching and red Squirrels. Play area for kids, cafes . Such a beautiful place. If you like birds there is a walk across the wetlands to the Loch with bird hides and a chance to see Ospreys. Threave House was closed when we visited, but we still managed to fill four hours there. It was really good. Highly recommended.

Luke Hemmings

3 months ago


Lovely garden and setting. Very reasonable entry for non-members. The woodlands and walled gardens particular highlights for me. Only slightly tarnished by the massive ride on mowers buzzing about during our entire visit, seemingly without anything to do, which made a lot of noise and made it a bit hard to relax with a toddler who loves exploring. Maybe they could limit the mowers to certain hours? Or at least not have them running all day.

M Gallichan

5 months ago


The gardens provide a lovely backdrop to a pleasant and relaxing day out. Whenever we have visitors we take them here for lunch and of course so they can see the house and gardens. They each comment how they enjoyed their visit. Unfortunately the main cafe is closed for refurbishment but there is a second cafe at the old stables.

John Rundell

4 months ago


The car park is really small and there no overflow and it doesn't take long for the car park to get full. There is no electric charge points. The main reception has a cafe/shop and toilets. Threave house is a short walk up a small hill. Where you will be greeted buy a member of NTS who will ask you if you want information on the person who built/lived in the house or just want to go in and look around. The staff member was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed what he had to say and it only took a few minutes. The house is only open in certain area as it is still in use. It also closes earlier than the gardens. If you have walking issues the stairs maybe a problem. The house has 3 floors. The views from threave house out to the gardens and hill side are stunning. The walled garden is really nice with lots of information as to what has been planted. There is lots of trails that takes you about the garden and through the trees. The play park behind the stables cafe is really small. There is 2 different area for different age groups but they could have made it in to one. The cafe is only open on certain days and there is toilets at back of the cafe but there open everyday till the gardens close. There is lots of benches dotted about as well.


3 months ago


Fantastic day out and great value for money. Gardens are just amazing and you can totally see the amount of work and care that goes in to maintaining them. Also beautiful to see all the wildlife enjoying it too, the bees in this area are have got to be some of the luckiest ever! We spent 2 and a half hours wandering around and will visit again.

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01556 502575

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