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Castle Kennedy and Gardens

Stranraer DG9 8SJ
The Earl and Countess of Stair
T:01581 400225
Current Openings:
Description: Romantically situated, these famous 75 acres of landscaped gardens are located on an isthmus surrounded by two large natural lochs. At one end the ruined Castle Kennedy overlooks a beautiful herbaceous walled garden with Lochinch Castle at the other end. With over 300 years of planting there is an impressive collection of rare trees, rhododendrons, exotic shrubs and many spectacular Champion Trees. The stunning snowdrop walks, daffodils, spring flowers, rhododendron and magnolia displays and herbaceous borders, make this a ‘must visit’ garden throughout the year.
Champion Trees: 95 in total; including 12 British, 30 Scottish, 44 for Dumfries and Galloway and 9 trees described as ‘otherwise remarkable’.

Directions: On the A75, five miles east of Stranraer. The nearest train station is in Stranraer. On a local bus route.

Past Openings:
Saturday 5 June, 10am - 5pm (2021)
Admission details can be found on the garden's website.
· Home-Start Wigtownshire 60%.
The listing location on a map.
Past Openings:
Saturday 5 June, 10am - 5pm (2021)
Admission details can be found on the garden's website.
· Home-Start Wigtownshire 60%.