Surrounding a private 18th century country estate house Ardwell Gardens is a naturally unspoilt and idyllic location, around 10 miles south of Stranraer with beautiful views over Luce Bay.

It boasts an impressive variety of azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons that burst into colour in Spring and early Summer. The walled garden grows a wide range of summer bedding plants and produce including potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries and other seasonal treats, all available for visitors to buy.

The informality of the wood and the shrubberies are a gentle contrast to the formal layout of the house and a number of woodland walks give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the relaxing, unspoilt location, while a walk around the largest pond (approximately half an hour) gives fine views over Luce Bay.

Don't miss:
  • The carpet of daffodils in Spring
  • The woodland walks in early May when bluebells create a sea of blue beneath the trees
  • The delicious summer berries and other seasonal produce grown in the gardens
Ample car parking - Family activities - Events - Toilets - Groups welcome


Ardwell Gardens
Ardwell Gardens
Ardwell Gardens
Ardwell Gardens
Ardwell Gardens
Ardwell Gardens
Ardwell Gardens

Garden Info

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01776 860 227
Opening times:

Open daily:
Mar-Sep, 10am-5pm

Adults £3, concession £2
We are off the A716, about 10 miles from Stranraer and 3 miles from Sandhead Village. The gardens are signposted just before Ardwell Village.
Ardwell, nr Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG9 9LX