Gardening Courses Dumfries and Galloway

For such an incredibly beautiful country, with so many hidden gems of gardens in Scotland, it’s sometimes hard to find the best gardening courses in Scotland that are easy to get to. This is partly because of course it would be a co-incidence if the world’s greatest horticulturalists were all located in one concentrated area. Wherever you are in Scotland, whether Dumfries and Galloway, the beautiful West coast benefitting from the Gulf stream, central Scotland or right up in the highlands, we have gardening courses that can benefit you at MyGardenSchool. That's because all our courses are virtual, and we bring the tutors to you, wherever you're located.
If you're not aware yet of Scotland’s Garden Route it's worth checking out this beautiful pre-planned route of six of Scotland's most stunning gardens.  You can pick up a Gardens of Galloway Passport and benefit from a discount at all of the participating gardens. Follow Scotland’s Garden Route and discover the Gardens of Galloway - a wonderful collection of six inspiring gardens.  This is a really beneficial experience to do before or during you take your gardening course.  Perfect for gardening enthusiasts, garden designers or horticulturists and those who love a peaceful walk through sublime surroundings, each garden offers something unique. Dumfries & Galloway’s are engulfed by a surprisingly warm climate created by the Gulf Stream.  This means you will be surprised and delighted by some of the tropical species of plants grown in this area.   The Six Gardens of The Garden Route Ardwell Garden’s impressive variety of azaleas and rhododendrons before enjoying a leisurely walk around the garden’s largest pond and admiring stunning views across Luce Bay. Discover over 120 species of sgrasses, ferns and flowers as you explore the new 17 acre Wildflower Walk at Glenwhan Gardens. Find six British Champion Trees - designated as the tallest or largest of their species - in Castle Kennedy Gardens and keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels and otters as you walk around the 75 acres of grounds. Take a stroll around the original Victorian glasshouses in Dunskey Gardens, which now house an array of tropical plants and delicious soft fruits. If you prefer more active adventures, why not attempt to find your way out of the hedge maze - the first of its kind in Dumfries & Galloway? discover exciting exotic species including cabbage palms and myriad daisy bushes in Logan Botanic Garden - one of the three Regional Gardens of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Not far away, Logan House Gardensis also a good visit. Enjoy a walk through the Monkey Puzzle Avenue and discover 7 UK and 14 Scottish Champion trees as you explore the grounds.

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