Scotland's Gardens

Portrack House

 

Portrack House

Description

Original 18th century manor house with Victorian addition; octagonal folly library. Twisted undulating landforms and terraces designed by Charles Jencks as "The Garden of Cosmic Speculation"; lakes designed by Maggie Keswick; rhododendrons, large new greenhouse in a geometric kitchen garden of the Six Senses; Glengower Hill plantation and view; woodland walks with Nonsense Building (architect: James Stirling); Universe cascade and rail garden of the Scottish Worthies; interesting sculpture including that of DNA and newly completed Comet Bridge.

*** THE OPENING DATE FOR 2016 HAS NOT YET BEEN SET. 
In past years it has been the first Sunday in May. We do not have an email address for Mr Jencks. Should you wish to contact him please write to him at the address on the right.

Directions

Holywood one and a half miles off A76, five miles north of Dumfries.

Garden Openings

Sunday 3 May 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Admissions

£6.00

Beneficiaries

Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres receives 40%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

  • Disabled Access
  • Teas available.

Other Details

Payment at the gate only, there are no pre-sale tickets available.

Contact

Charles Jencks
Holywood
DG2 0RW

Website

Location

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