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Cally Gardens

Cally Avenue, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DJ
Kevin Hughes
T:01557 815228
Cally Gardens and Specialist Plant Centre is a treasure trove of exotic and rare hardy plants gathered from around the globe. The towering 18th-century walls of what was once the kitchen garden and pleasure garden of Cally House now provide shelter to thousands of rare and exotic plants. The informal garden, which was created by the famous plant collector Michael Wickenden, is now in the care of the plantsman Kevin Hughes. Kevin took ownership of Cally in 2018 and has since brought his own large collection of magnolias, daphnes and trilliums and has also added more collections including galanthus, paeonies and nerines. As an ecologist and environmentalist, Kevin has decided to make Cally a haven for birds, insects and all things wild.

Directions: From Dumfries take the Gatehouse of Fleet turning off the A75, follow the B727 and turn left through the Cally Palace Hotel gateway from where the gardens are well signposted. A regular bus service will stop at the end of Cally Drive if requested.

Sunday 10 May, 10am - 5pm (2020)
Admission £5.00, children free.
· WWF-UK 40%.
Sunday 2 August, 10am - 5pm (2020)
Admission £5.00, children free.
· WWF-UK 60%.
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