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12 High Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway,
Scotland, DG6 4JX

01557 330437

01557 330437

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
Garden only 1st Feb - 31st Mar; Mon - Fri; 11am - 4pm.
House & Garden: 1st Apr - 31st Oct; daily; 12 noon - 5pm. (last entry 4.30

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes


House Open for Viewing: Yes

House & Garden: 1st April - 31st Oct; DAILY 12 noon - 5pm. Last entries 4.30pm

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

SGS day - 1st July.

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring to summer

To see:

Japanese style garden, old style Scots garden, herbaceous, trees and shrubs

Admission Prices

Adult £5.50; Concession £5; Family £15; Family (1 parent) £10; Groups £4.50
Car parking free around town

Onsite Facilities
Parking: No
Shop: Yes
Teas: No
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:
Garden Features & Events

18th century town house Stunning views across the River Dee A gem of a garden

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Selkirk Arms, Kirkcudbright Cally Hotel, Gatehouse of Fleet


Plumed Horse Restaurant, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas

Inns & Pubs:

The Selkirk Arms, High Street

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Kirkudbright - The Artist's Town, small seaside town with historic buildings

Description of Garden

There are many fine plants in this garden including camellias, dwarf Japanese stone pines planted in stone troughs, a collection of curling stones and querns, sundials and a stepping stone pool. The Japanese-influenced garden occupies about a third of the garden, the remainder is an informal Scots garden containing beautiful plants, a varied collection of bulbs, early hellebores, snowdrops and an interesting collection of ferns. The many walls are festooned with climbers. There is something of interest all year round.

The recently restored glasshouse is being used as a display house for extra surnmer interest, mature arched trees are complimented by attractive ground cover. Small troughs and containers can be found through this interesting compact garden, which is situated along the banks of the River Dee.

History Of Garden

The House was built in early 18th century for the Murrays of Broughton and Cally. E. A. Hornel (1864 -1933) purchased the property and turned part of it into his studio. He was reputed to have landscaped the garden to resemble a Japanese sanctuary, filling it with beautiful flowers which he loved, many coming from Japan. The Trust took on the property in 1997 and have been developing the garden in sympathy with Hornel's original ideas.

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