Gardens Onsite and Offsite
Annmaree Mitchell, our Head Gardener, would be delighted to take you around our Italian garden which was designed by Gertrude Jekyll in collaboration with Sir Robert Lorimer, or for walks through the estate and into Kilphin Glen, where you will find a Pinetum of special scientific interest. The aristocrats and industrialists of old brought specimens from their travels all over the world. As a result, the Glenapp gardens and estate and the Kilphin Glen are full of the most extraordinary specimens of plants and trees, ranging from giant sequoia to the tallest firs in Britain. Once you have been suitably inspired, return to the Walled Garden and enjoy a cream tea and scones with homemade jam in our Victorian Garden Tea rooms.
Whether foraging along the coastline or on the Glenapp estate seeking mushrooms or herbs, let our guide and chefs help you to connect the wonders of nature growing all around with your dish which can be served later that day.
Book time with our beekeeper, don headgear and overalls and learn more about the art of beekeeping and the production of Glenapp honey.
Walled garden tea rooms
On the outer edge of the famous Glenapp Walled Garden sits our refurbished Victorian Tea Rooms. From April to October, guests can enjoy light lunches from crab salads to homemade soups and, of course, homemade jam, clotted creams and scones. The lawns within the Walled Garden provide a beautiful setting in the stillness of a spring/summer afternoon.
Chess in the garden
Enjoy open-air chess with a glass of Pimms, sitting alongside our Azalea Pond.
Logan Botanic gardens
These fabulous gardens are a tremendous feature of Dumfries and Galloway. Logan Botanic Gardens hosts an extraordinary array of unusual plants, flora and fauna. The gulf stream warming this part of the coast plays a big part in allowing the growth of rare species.
The Victorian Glenapp glasshouse is home to peach and fig trees, grape vines and propagation rooms for a variety of plants and flowers.