Filled with seasonal blooms, exotic plants and rare species with gentle footpaths that meander through the variety of habitats, Glenwhan Gardens are a unique and lovely place overlooking a spectacular view of Luce Bay & The Isel of Man. Described as one of the best newly created gardens in recent times the story of Glenwhan’s development is certainly inspiring.
Thirty Six years ago there was nothing but bracken, gorse and the odd willow here but careful planting has created a 12 acre garden, filled with glorious collections of plants from around the world. Glenwhan Gardens focus around several small lakes where the plants luxuriate in a variety of habitats. A carefully collated Tree Trail has been laid out for the Dendrologist.
Considerate planting has infused the garden with colour throughout the season, beautiful banks of azaleas and rhododendrons dazzle in Spring, rare gems and southern hemisphere plants can be enjoyed in Summer with the season ending with a flourish of hydrangeas. Winding paths, well placed seats, sculptures and water all add to the tranquil atmosphere of Glenwhan. A new tree trail has been collated for the Dendrologist where over 130 trees have been identified.
A 17 acre Wildflower Walk has been created with mown grass paths and there are over 120 recorded species of flowers, grasses and ferns to discover. The bluebells are a wonderful sight on this rare piece of undisturbed Moorland. Many Red Squirrels run around the garden an added delight for the visitor, together with a great variety of Birdlife.
South facing and 300 ft above sea level, Glenwhan Gardens offer magnificent views over Luce Bay, the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man, a perfect backdrop for this garden gem, with leisurely paths and Seats to sit and relax on and enjoy the Spectacular sea ViewsDon't miss:
- The views across Luce Bay and the Mull of Galloway
- Wildlife watching – Glenwhan has a thriving bird population and if you’re lucky you might spot a red squirrel
- The 17 acre moorland Wildflower Walk round mown grass paths
- A new designated Tree Trail please collect a leaflet describing the trees and where they have come from, at the Tearoom.