4 days

From £600 £625

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In the south-western corner of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway is home to some of the country’s most attractive gardens. The artistic highlight of our tour is undoubtedly Dumfries House, actually in Ayrshire, which Prince Charles helped to save. One of the Adam brothers’ finest achievements, the stunning interiors showcase a unique collection of Chippendale furniture, while the walled garden is one of the most exciting new garden developments in Scotland. 

We see something rather different at Broughton House – an artist’s garden at the restored former home of ‘Glasgow Boy’ EA Hornel, which shows the influence of his time in Japan and is always full of colour. 

Further highlights include Drumlanrig Castle, with its extensive gardens and  world-class collection of fine art and furniture. This was one of the first and most important Renaissance buildings in the grand manner built in Scotland. A hidden gem nestled in a bowl of rolling hills in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, Crawick Multiverse is another interesting stop – with its unique combinations of natural features and artificial landscaping.

Our tours are led by local resident and expert horticulturalist Colin Crosbie.

Tour highlights:

  • Stunning interiors and a wonderful walled garden at Dumfries House
  • One of Charles Jencks’ distinctive landscapes
  • Plants from around the world in the lush surroundings of Logan Botanic Gardens
  • The tranquil pond at the heart of Glenwhan Gardens
  • The treasure trove of fine art that is Drumlanrig Castle

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Skene Street
05.00 21.45
Outside Discovery Point
06.30 20.15
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
07.00 19.45
Moto Services on M90
08.30 18.15
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
08.45 18.00
Outside Marriott Hotel Glasgow Road
09.15 17.45
North Hanover Street
10.30 16.30

Please note pick-up points are subject to minimum numbers and all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

Please note there is a lot of walking involved and some gardens have steep slopes and paths that can be slippery when wet. Appropriate footwear and clothing are essential. This tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

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The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £150

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Colin Crosbie

Tour Manager

Colin Crosbie was the Head Gardener to Her Majesty The Queen Mother in Windsor prior to taking up the position of Curator at RHS Garden Wisley. His extensive horticultural knowledge and experience coupled with his good humour have established him as one of Brightwater’s most popular guides.

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Logan Botanic Gardens
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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
5 June 2022 BDAG220605 5 June 2022 (Sunday) 8 June 2022 (Wednesday) Colin Crosbie £625
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12 July 2022 BDAG220712 12 July 2022 (Tuesday) 15 July 2022 (Friday) Colin Crosbie £625
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15 August 2022 BDAG220815 15 August 2022 (Monday) 18 August 2022 (Thursday) Colin Crosbie £625
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11 September 2022 BDAG220911 11 September 2022 (Sunday) 14 September 2022 (Wednesday) Colin Crosbie £625
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