History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The Threave Estate was the home of the powerful Black Douglas family for centuries (see Threave Castle). In 1867 the estate was purchased by William Gordon, a wealthy industrialist from Liverpool. Gordon built the impressive Scottish Baronial style mansion and was responsible for much of the impressive formal gardens.
There is something of interest throughout the year, even in winter as there are several glasshouses where even tender varieties of plants can thrive. At Christmas even the mansion house is decorated with garlands of flowers and Christmas trees. Spring brings a riot of colour with bulbs and shrubs, rhododendrons, and walled garden flowers.
Threave is an extremely enjoyable garden with plenty of interest, even for younger visitors, and should make for a good family day out. Free entry for National Trust for Scotland members.
About Threave Garden
Address: Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG7 1RX
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: 1 mile west of Castle Douglas, off the A75
Website: Threave Garden
National Trust for Scotland
Threave Garden Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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