A water garden to the south connects the lawns that surround the main house with the walled garden.
The centre piece of the Argrennan estate is its two acre walled garden with its perfectly restored Victorian glasshouse. The walled garden would have originally supplied Argrennan House with fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Many of the original fruit trees still remain however the garden is now primarily ornamental.
Fine lawns are transected by walkways lined with roses, leading to a central fountain. Around the perimeter of the garden, below its protective walls, are extensive herbaceous borders. The Victorian glasshouse contains an espalier trained apricot and a grapevine both of which produce beautiful fruit. A small area of the garden is used for the production of organic vegetables.
The south facing aspect of the walled garden makes it a warm tranquil haven at any time of the year. In the spring there are snowdrops and daffodils followed by tulips and apple blossom. During the summer the herbaceous borders are a riot of colour and there is always the sweet perfume from the roses in full bloom. Finally as summer fades and winter approaches there is the warming colour of the autumn foliage.
To the east of the walled garden, out with its walls, is the delightful secret garden. A box parterre encloses fragrant lavender with a fine red sandstone fountain taking centre stage. The secret garden has views to the surrounding Galloway countryside making this a truly breathtaking setting to relax and absorb the events of the day.
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