Peacefully set in rugged ‘Highland’ landscape recognised by Historic Environment Scotland’s Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. Beautiful gardens, with ‘rock and water garden’ by James Pulham & Sons. Extensive displays of native bluebells with great swathes of vibrant blue under the fresh greens of newly forming leaf canopies. At night there are some of the darkest skies most people will ever see with stars, planets, comets and constellations all visible.
A713 from Ayr, at the round red 30mph sign on entering Dalmellington turn right (signposted Craigengillan Stables) - drive for about two-and-a-quarter miles to Craigengillan House. From Carsphairn, stay on the main road through Dalmellington then take first turning on left after the Jet petrol station.
Saturday 16 May, 2pm - 5pm (2020)
Admission £4.00, children free.
· The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory 60%.
Immersive Planatarium and Stellarium presentations available at the Dark Sky Observatory, tickets for this are ADDITIONAL cost to garden opening tickets - prices and times listed on Observatory website.