Welcome To Galloway House Gardens
These historic seaside gardens occupy a unique, sheltered position on Wigtown Bay. Dating back to 1740, they are set in over 50 acres of designed parkland and compliment the beauty of the natural landscape.
The gardens, offer a fascinating network of formal garden paths & informal natural woodland walks taking in a wide range of scenery and incorporating a variety of interesting plants from wild flowers and shrubs to magnificent old trees - including many exotic, cultivated species that benefit from an unusually mild climate owing to the Gulf Stream.
Take your time to relax and enjoy the seaside walks and stunning views across Wigtown Bay. The gardens and woodlands lead directly onto the seashore where you can enjoy the large sandy beach at your leisure - beyond you can continue to follow the coastal path to view the spectacular heights of Cruggleton Cliffs and the ruin of Cruggleton Castle.
In early spring the gardens burst into life with an abundance of activity from the first bulbs and blossoms to the chorus of birdsong
The carpet of snowdrops is spectacular – there are more than 20 varieties and of particular interest - followed by daffodils, bluebells and the extensive collection of species rhododendra and azaleas.
There is a mature Handkerchief Tree (Davidia Involucrata) that flowers in late spring sharing impressive company with the Eucryphia and Magnolias.
Three Davidia's have been planted in the last ten years, two of which have flowered this Spring (2011).
Discover the walled garden, built on an impressive scale covering nearly six acres that still includes some interesting original glasshouses. The walled garden remains in use, mainly producing a variety of soft fruits.
We look forward to welcoming you at Galloway House Gardens. To guide and assist your visit please read Visitors Information.
Donations to the Galloway House Gardens Trust are very welcome. All contributions go directly towards the upkeep of the Gardens. Please click on the the link below to allow you donate on line.