Elizabeth MacGregor Nursery, Kirkcudbright.

This is a small nursery and garden, run by Elizabeth and Alasdair MacGregor on the outskirts of Kirkcudbright selling plants by mail order, at some flower shows and of course from the nursery. Nursery open late spring and summer on Friday, Saturday and Monday 10am till 5pm. Closed in the winter months. They produce a catalogue each autumn, once they know what they have propagated and should have available for the following spring. Visit their website….

Glenwhan Gardens, Dunragit, by Stranraer.

Although some 50 miles from Kirkcudbright, this garden is worth a special mention and a visit if you are in Galloway. This outstanding 12 acre garden centres round two small lakes with magnificent views across Luce Bay and to the Mull of Galloway. This is a garden for all seasons, where every effort has been made to create colour not only in the Spring when beautiful banks of azaleas and rhododendrons dazzle the visitor, but throughout the summer months when the plantsman may discover many rare gems, ending the season with a flourish of hydrangeas. Visit the website…