Drumlanrig Castle Gardens

You’ll enjoy Drumlanrig Castle Gardens whether you’re an avid gardener or a complete novice when it comes to horticulture. Open daily from 10 am to 5pm throughout the season, the lovingly tended 40 acres offer both inspiration and relaxation to everyone. And the garden’s colourful heritage and rich diversity are almost as inspiring as the sights and smells of the plants themselves.

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Celebrate the best in season with our February plant of the month Leucojum vernum “snowflake”. These bulbous clump-forming perennials bring colour to any winter garden.

Optimum flowering times are February to March. As they prefer moist soil and will tolerate shade, this plant is an ideal addition to woodland and bog gardens. Now is the perfect time to come along and see if you can spot them.

Plus a new path and double border have recently been created by the gardens team to enhance the old tennis court area and open up views on to the existing gardens. The lawns and new mixed shrub and herbaceous borders now provide a scenic location for private events. The new double border is planted with contrasting foliage and flowering shrubs and climbers to give structure, colour and scent as well as seasonal interest. The shrubs and trees are underplanted with a variety of perennials and spring bulbs extend the colour and interest further.

As you stroll through the formal gardens you can’t help but admire the 183m Long Terrace Walk – along a magnificent stone balustrade that’s famous for growing tender climbing plants.

You can marvel at the restored Victorian glasshouses and the distinctive Heather Houses. Modern additions to the gardens have included a rambling Woodland Garden and magnificent Rhododendron collection. You can even recreate a little piece of the gardens at home with a plant purchase from the gift shop.

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Click the link to download a map of the Drumlanrig Gardens.