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  • Welcome To Galloway House Gardens
    and enjoy the seaside walks and stunning views across Wigtown Bay The gardens and woodlands lead directly onto the seashore where you can enjoy the large sandy beach at your leisure Beyond you can follow the coastal path to view the spectacular heights of Cruggleton Cliffs and the ruin of Cruggleton Castle In early spring the gardens burst into life with an abundance of activity from the first bulbs and blossoms to the chorus of birdsong The carpet of snowdrops is spectacular there are more than 20 varieties which are followed by daffodils bluebells and the extensive collection of species rhododendra and azaleas There is a mature Handkerchief Tree Davidia involucrata that flowers in late spring sharing impressive company with the species magnolias In late summer the Eucryphia ensures that we are seldom without flowers Three Davidias have been planted in the last ten years two of which have flowered this Spring 2011 The walled garden built on an impressive scale covering nearly six acres unfortunately takes an equally impressive sum to maintain it Although we are currently in the process of applying for funding to refurbish the glasshouses and walls the condition of some of the structures poses an

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  • Visitor Information Galloway House Gardens
    owing to adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain or high winds Please observe notices and act accordingly Bicycles must be keep to the hard road paths all times Dogs are welcome but on leads and under control Dog excrement should be cleared from paths and areas of mown lawn in the interests of hygiene and enjoyment There are no dog waste disposal facilities in the gardens No unauthorised vehicles are permitted within the grounds There is no vehicular access to the shore All visitors vehicles must be left in the car park at the owner s risk Riding or exercising of horses is permitted on the shore and only with prior permission Camping or lighting fires anywhere in the grounds or shore is not permitted without prior permission If you are disabled and require assistance please call 01988 600789 for advice and guidance We will do our best to assist but please note we do not have permanent staff Visitors using the shore and particularly those with children are asked to make themselves aware of tide times and heed changing weather conditions The shore is a natural environment and may contain hidden dangers so please respect the nature of the surroundings and play it safe at all times Numerous and various items are washed in with the tide some possibly hazardous If in doubt please do not handle any suspect objects Launching or mooring boats between the high and low water marks is strictly by prior arrangement with the landowner Parking charges are indicated at the meter in the car park Any additional donations are welcome All contributions go directly towards the upkeep of the gardens Season tickets are encouraged for regular visitors During busier periods overspill car parking is available on the right hand side of the access

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  • Visitor Information Galloway House Gardens
    owing to adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain or high winds Please observe notices and act accordingly Bicycles must be keep to the hard road paths all times Dogs are welcome but on leads and under control Dog excrement should be cleared from paths and areas of mown lawn in the interests of hygiene and enjoyment There are no dog waste disposal facilities in the gardens No unauthorised vehicles are permitted within the grounds There is no vehicular access to the shore All visitors vehicles must be left in the car park at the owner s risk Riding or exercising of horses is permitted on the shore and only with prior permission Camping or lighting fires anywhere in the grounds or shore is not permitted without prior permission If you are disabled and require assistance please call 01988 600789 for advice and guidance We will do our best to assist but please note we do not have permanent staff Visitors using the shore and particularly those with children are asked to make themselves aware of tide times and heed changing weather conditions The shore is a natural environment and may contain hidden dangers so please respect the nature of the surroundings and play it safe at all times Numerous and various items are washed in with the tide some possibly hazardous If in doubt please do not handle any suspect objects Launching or mooring boats between the high and low water marks is strictly by prior arrangement with the landowner Parking charges are indicated at the meter in the car park Any additional donations are welcome All contributions go directly towards the upkeep of the gardens Season tickets are encouraged for regular visitors During busier periods overspill car parking is available on the right hand side of the access

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  • Season Tickets and Donations Galloway House Gardens
    of 30 We use the GoCardless direct debit system for online donations Needless to say we also welcome additional donations both large and small Keeping the gardens open to the public in the current climate is challenging to say the least You can contact us by any of the means below The Trustees Galloway House Gardens Garlieston Newton Stewart DG8 8HF E info ghgt org uk T 01988 600789 Navigation

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  • Holiday Cottages Galloway House Gardens
    Trust Shore Cottage Semi detached one bedroom traditional stone holiday cottage with enclosed garden You can hear the waves from your bedroom and take your breakfast to the beach more Orchard Cottage A fun seaside cottage with a huge garden and games barn with table tennis and darts Traditional three bedroom semi detached stone holiday cottage overlooking the orchard of Galloway House Gardens Can be combined with Shore Cottage for

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  • Firewood Galloway House Gardens
    in builder s totes or 15kg net bags Kindling is also available Larger quantites are available by arrangement Delivery Price includes delivery within 15 mile radius of Garlieston Mode of delivery is to throw off logs at delivery location Sorry but we don t have the time resources to barrow or stack logs at your location Please bear this in mind when ordering Pricing Tote bag delivered 65 00 15kg

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  • History Galloway House Gardens
    and also returned seed In 1930 the estate again changed hands when it was bought by Margaret the second Lady Forteviot following the death of her husband the first Lord Forteviot John Dewar of Dupplin Castle Perthshire The Dewars were one of Scotland s most famous and successful whisky distillers giving their name to the distinctive Dewar s White Label blend Lady Forteviot originally hailed from Merton Hall Newton Stewart It is said that she purchased Galloway House in favour of another local estate because Galloway House was fitted with its own electricity generator although one would like to think other more subjective matters influenced her decision Lady Forteviot brought her two step grandchildren Edward and Joan Strutt to live with her at Galloway House Lady Forteviot died in 1940 During the war the house was used as hospital for recuperating servicemen Part of the estate particularly Rigg Bay was used as a test site for MULBERRY harbours the floating pontoons and quays designed to allow the docking and unloading of cargo from ships to be used in the D Day invasion of Normandy in 1944 A protoype remnant stood in Rigg Bay until a violent storm in 2007 Many were sorry to see it go but Lady Forteviot has requested its removal after the war There is now only one remnant of the WWII activity at Rigg Bay which is now designated as a National Monument by Historic Scotland This photograph shows how the structure a Hippo looked before it finally succumbed to the waves After the war following service in the RAF her step grandson Edward Strutt returned to live in the house and farm the estate He was responsible for many of the species and hybrid rhododendrons that are such a feature of the garden today The

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  • Landscape Summary Galloway House Gardens
    720 acres 70 acres of which are owned by the Trust The pattern of woodlands within the landscape particularly those on the shoulder of Powton Hill and Cruggleton Woods in the south contributes greatly to the surrounding landscape as do the boundary walls of the estate An important feature of the policies in the 1880s was the walk from Garlieston along the shoreline to Cruggleton Lodge taking in the magnificent

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