Visit to Dawyck Botanic Garden – Monday 23rd May 2016

March 23rd, 2016Comments Off on Visit to Dawyck Botanic Garden – Monday 23rd May 2016

Dawyck, a regional garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, is a world famous arboretum with over 300 years of tree planting. Late spring is the best time of year to enjoy the woodland walks and see the new beech leaves as they start to unfurl. From the bursting of the buds to full expansion takes about two weeks during which time they are an almost luminous acid green that draws one’s gaze upward to admire their mosaic against the sky. Dawyck’s Azalea Terrace is one of the Garden’s most colourful features when flowering in May and June. Among other trees that stand out in spring are the maples (Acer) with their beautifully coloured leaves, ranging from yellow-green to wine red.

We will leave Kirkcudbright Harbour Square at 8.30 a.m. and Castle Douglas Market Hill Car Park (coach stop outside Crown Hotel in King Street) at 8.50 a.m. We will return at about 5.00 to 5.30 p.m.

The cost for the coach is £16, entrance and guided tour £7.00. There is a café with an outlook to the Garden where you can have coffee, tea or lunch.

If you are interested in this trip, please supply your name(s), email address, mobile phone number and whether you would like to be picked up in Kirkcudbright or Castle Douglas using our contact form

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