There are stunning views of the sea from several areas in the gardens. There is an established Arboretum, a Garden Trail and a Tree Trail of over 160 + species which winds through the gardens.

Due to the close proximity of the Gulf Stream, many tender plants and shrubs flourish. Discover Rhododendrons & Azaleas, Primulas, & Camellias, extensive water gardens, wetland for the marginal plants, heathers, herbaceous plants, rock gardens, and scree ground with many plants from the Southern hemisphere.

Up above the formal gardens is a 17 acre Moorland Walk with 120 species of wildflowers, grasses, and ferns. Venture up to the Georgian Water supply and lose yourself amongst the grasses.

If you are lucky you may spot a red squirrel, amongst a variety of wildlife, including many birds of prey, insects, and hedgehogs.

There is also a small plant nursery on site.

The Gardens are open all year round and the Tearoom opens from April to October. 

Visit the Glenwhan’s website for more information

RHS Members visit for free on a Saturday with a Member’s Card

Photo Credits: Glenwhan

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Address: Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 8PH View map Phone: 07768 002288 Length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - partly: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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