4 days

From £655

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Summary

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.

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

Today's Price
£655

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £50, was £100.

Single supplement: £180

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • 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 medical 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

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Aberdeen
Skene Street
06.00 20.30
Dundee
Outside Discovery Point
07.30 19.00
Perth
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
08.00 18.30
Kinross
Moto Services on M90
08.45 18.15
Dunfermline
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
09.00 18.00
Edinburgh
Outside Marriott Hotel Glasgow Road
09.15 17.45
Glasgow
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.

Tour dates & prices

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 Supp. Offer Availability
6 June 2021 BDAG210606 6 June 2021 (Sunday) 9 June 2021 (Wednesday) Colin Crosbie £655
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£180 Call for availability
15 August 2021 BDAG210815 15 August 2021 (Sunday) 18 August 2021 (Wednesday) Colin Crosbie £615
(ex. flights)
£50
£100
£180 £585
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15 September 2021 BDAG210915 15 September 2021 (Wednesday) 18 September 2021 (Saturday) Colin Crosbie £595
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£50
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£180 £565
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14 July 2021 BDAG210714 14 July 2021 (Wednesday) 17 July 2021 (Saturday) Colin Crosbie £595
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£180 £565
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