Glenwhan Gardens & Arboretum

Glenwhan Gardens has been described as one of the most beautiful made gardens in Scotland with unique & stunning sea views across to the Isle of Man, Luce Bay, and the Mull of Galloway.

A Labour of Love

The Gardens are a labour of love, hewn from rough moorland 40+ years ago. We grow many tender plants from around the Southern Hemisphere with a large collection of rare trees such as hollies, birch, and conifers, and shrubs including rhododedrons, hydrangeas, Olearias and many others.

Sculpted from Nature

A numbered tree trail has been collated, along with a 17-acre moorland walk with 120 species of wildflowers, grasses, and ferns. Two small lochans are the focal point of these family-run gardens, with seats and meandering paths running along enchanting walks with interesting sculptures.


The Tearoom prides itself on its delicious homemade soups & baking, using home-grown vegetables & fresh locally-sourced produce when possible. 
We have a small but well-stocked plant nursery. We aim to produce our own plants and are happy to propagate plants for our customers.

Garden Map

Glenwhan Gardens & Arboretum has multiple areas, ponds, trails and hidden corners to be explored. Our illustrated map will help you find your way and navigate the terrain of the grounds.

"Visiting gardens is always an education and we should always come away having increased our knowledge in some way.  This is certainly the case after visits to Glenwhan for this is very much a garden of comparisons. Comparisons of a garden created out of moorland and certainly comparing the development of different habitats – one boggy ground, the other dry rocky knolls.  The transformation is quite amazing."

Bob Mitchell OBE, former emeritus curator at St Andrews Botanic Garden

Book Tickets Online


Glenwhan Gardens is open all year round so that our visitors can experience the full range of the seasons and changes in our flora and fauna. 

From April-September, you can purchase your tickets from the Tearoom or book tickets online ahead of your visit.

From October-March we operate an Honesty Box and QR Code at the entrance, or tickets can be booked online.

The gardens are open daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

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