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Garden and Nurseries

Dumfries and Galloway has over 30 gardens and nurseries to delight the visitor.

Dumfries & Galloway possesses some of the loveliest gardens in Scotland, both large and small, along with a wide range of specialist nurseries which, together provide a mecca for the garden lover. The region is blessed by a mild oceanic climate, a product of the warming influence of the Gulf Stream. Through the work of the School of Practical Gardening at Threave, Dumfries & Galloway continues to contribute to international horticulture.

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With over 30 specialist gardens and nurseries of varying sizes, Dumfries & Galloway is certain to give inspiration to any garden lover.

Within a short drive of Craigadam, guests will find Castle Kennedy, Logan Gardens,Elizabeth McGregor’s specialist nurseries at Kirkcudbright.

To find more please visit the excellent Scotland’s Gardens website.


Thanks to the balmy breezes of the Gulf Stream, travelling from the Gulf of Mexico to wash over the region’s 200 miles of coastline, you’ll find that palm trees flourish along Dumfries & Galloway’s western coasts and a host of plants revel in the warm ocean air.

Blessed with a climate such as this, the gardens of Dumfries & Galloway are some of Scotland’s very best. Tropical or formal gardens, walled gardens or those with sea views; gardens giving glorious settings for castles, stately homes or historic houses – all will inspire your own horticultural endeavours.

Better still, you can take home your own piece of Dumfries & Galloway from one of the many and varied nurseries.  Stocking rare and unusual plants, you’re sure to find something special to complement your floral displays at home and some fabulous reminders of our wonderful horticultural heaven to keep you going until your next visit.


Set on a farm, this elegant country house offers gracious living and a relaxed environment. The very large bedrooms (most set around a courtyard) are strikingly individual in style, with great attention to detail and comfort. The billiard room has a comprehensive honesty bar, and the panelled dining room, with magnificent 15-seater table, is the setting for excellent meals. Sporting access to 25,000 acres makes this a great place for fishing and outdoor breaks. Click to read The Guardian's full review of Craigadam.
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