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Stepping through the small, arched doorway that marks the only entrance to Woodfall Gardens is like entering a different world. The walls and surrounding woodland provide shelter and give a sense of security and seclusion. In Galloway's 'Secret Garden', it's easy to lose track of time.

The 3-acres of walled gardens date back to the late 18th Century. Remains of former garden buildings give glimpses of the days when there would have been a team of gardeners working to supply the needs of Glasserton House. After WWII, the gardens fell gradually into disuse. The slow process of revitalisation began in the 1980s and is still ongoing.

Visitors can experience the unique atmosphere, and enjoy features such as the parterre, the productive vegetable potager and herb garden, the many types of fruit, and the colourful mixed borders.Woodfall Gardens are the most southerly in Scotland to open on a regular, although restricted, basis. Within the gardens is a nursery specialising in hedging for formal gardens, mainly the ever-popular dwarf box, Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'. Many of the other shrubs and flowers in the gardens are also propagated and are available in the Plant Sales area.

Address
Woodfall Gardens Glasserton, Whithorn DG8 8LY
Telephone:
01988 500692
Fax: 01988 500080
www.woodfall-gardens.co.uk
Location:
By Glasserton Church, at junction of A746 and A747, 2 miles South of Whithorn.
Open:
Sunday 2pm-5.30pm, Thursday 10am-5.30pm 18 May - 21 Sept
Admission:
Adult 2.00,
Concs 1.50,
Child free,
Season Ticket 5.00
Facilities:
Parking, wheelchair access, guide dogs only, plant sales.
Bus Route:
415 Newton Stewart-Whithorn
Owners
Lesley & David Roberts