The climate in Dumfries and Galloway is so mild that even palm trees grow here! Discover an abundance of exotic and native Scottish plants and flowers thriving in this region. There are so many gardens and places to buy plants to take home. Just outside Castle Douglas there’s Threave Garden & Estate, described as a landscaped beauty and haven for wildlife. Further on in the region you can explore Castle Kennedy and Logan Botanical Gardens. Logan is unrivalled as Scotland’s most exotic garden and it is a paradise for the garden lover. Castle Kennedy is a romantic ruin, which stands on a hill in the centre of an isthmus. Breathtaking views to the White Loch are enjoyed as you view the walled garden, with its stunning abundance of flowering plants.
Castle Douglas Garden Centre is a local family run business with a wide selection of plants and shrubs, so when you are inspired by what you see in the gardens of Dumfries and Galloway take a memento pant home to plant and remember your holiday. The Elizabeth MacGregor Nursery is also worth a visit. This small, award-winning nursery and garden is on the outskirts of Kirkcudbright and sells classic cottage garden plants.