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.