Galloway House Gardens
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Over 50 acres of parks and gardens were laid out around the new house, in a sheltered location that offered the opportunity for a wide variety of plants to flourish. Galloway House Gardens are a mix of the formal and informal; with a network of winding, crisscrossing paths through garden beds and natural woodland areas.
The mix of plants is absorbing, though not dramatic, with wildflowers and old trees. The garden paths lead down to the shore, with views across Wigtown Bay and beyond. Closer at hand are the Cruggleton Cliffs and the ruins of Cruggleton Castle.
Perhaps the best time of year to visit is in the spring when the woods are carpeted with snowdrops - over 20 varieties. The gardens are open all year, usually between 0900 and 1700 but it is best to check the official website before planning a visit.
About Galloway House Gardens
Address: Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 8HF
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: On a minor road signposted at the southern outskirts of Garlieston. Paid parking.
Website: Galloway House Gardens
Galloway House Gardens Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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