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.

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.


Volunteering Opportunities

New for 2019 – we are looking for people who would like to volunteer in the stunning Drumlanrig Gardens. The group will meet once a fortnight undertaking general gardening tasks dependant on the season. You could be planting bulbs, weeding, tidying up the garden beds, or having bonfires all with the wonderful back drop of the Lowther hills in the distance and the fragrant flowers of the gardens around you!

The sessions will be run by Robbie the Head Gardener. Robbie has been managing the Castle gardens for 22 years now. A great chance to meet new friends, learn new skills, improve your health and wellbeing, enjoy the fresh air and get your hands dirty!

If you would like to know more or would like to sign up to volunteer please call 01848 331 555 or email [email protected]