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Threave Garden, House and Estate

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Threave Garden, House and Estate

Threave G1.jpgThreave Estate is one of the most diverse properties in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Acquired from the Gordon family in 1957, the 1,600-acre estate supports farming, forestry, horticulture, wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation.

Deciduous woodland, farmland pasture and wetland marshes are home to an astonishing diversity of wildlife. Threave is very proud of it's Bat Reserve which was launched in the summer of 2011 and is Scotlands first.  The exotic plants and 'Champion' trees around Threave gardens come from all over the world and provide a show throughout the seasons, enhanced by panoramic views across the Galloway countryside.

Home to the National Trust for Scotland's internationally renowned school of horticulture, Threave's world-famous gardens, beautifully restored Victorian country house and purpose-built restaurant combine to make a spectacular venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties.

No dogs are allowed in the main garden but they are welcome to be exercised in the parkland either side of the drive and on the estate walks. Please note that only assistance dogs are allowed in the formal garden.

Family friendly Threave hold regular childrens events with lots of hands on activities, such as children's quizzes and family trails. With baby changing facilities, Threave has something for all the family.

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Opening Hours

Estate & Garden: all year, daily.
Visitor & Countryside Centres, Restaurant, Gift Shop, Plant Centre and Glasshouses:
1 Feb to 31 Mar, Fri-Sun 10-5 
1 Apr to 31 Oct, daily 10-5 
1 Nov to 23 Dec, Fri-Sun 10-5
House: 1 Apr to 31 Oct, Wed-Fri and Sun 11-3.30
Visit to house by guided tour only and visitors are advised to book in advance.

Admission prices

House and garden
Adult £11.50
Family £28
1 Parent £21.50
Concession £8.50

Garden only
Adult £6.50
Family £16
1 Parent £10
Conc. £5.50