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Dunskey Gardens Photographs and information about Dunskey gardens and its maze in Portpatrick near Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway Scotland
A few hours spent here restores the soul and provides some calm. The 18th Century walled garden is so tranquil and well maintained: one of the best we have had the pleasure of visiting.
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There are plenty of wooden seats to sit back and watch the beautiful white, yellow and pink water lilies on their pond.
Avid gardeners will not only enjoy the many plants and shrubs but will enjoy walking through the McKenzie and Moncur glasshouses. There is disabled access and a large car park. The tearooms are famed for their delicious homemade treats. Of equal fame is their snowdrops festival. They are home to the National Collection of Clianthus and Sutherlandia.
A guided tour is available each Wednesday at 11:30am.
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The hedge maze looks small, but appearances can be deceptive as it took as some time for us to find the centre! It is New Zealand broadleaf Griselinia littoralis and is thought to have been the first planted in the South West of Scotland. It is based on the one at Hampton Court. Children get a special prize for identifying who is hidden here and kids are kept entertained throughout their visit to Dunskey Gardens with many games and puzzles so that adults can spend time admiring the scenery.
If you are still fit enough then there are some great woodland walks by the loch.
Dumfries and Galloway
For up to date opening times and admission prices please visit their website at www.dunskey.com which includes details of their generous season ticket.
For local accommodation we recommend the Portpatrick Hotel
Other local places to visit include:
Kirroughtree Visitor Centre Galloway Forest Park Mountain Bike and Walk Trails
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse
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