The Queen Elizabeth Walled Gardens. In many ways the flagship project of the Dumfries House Estate restoration, the five-acre walled garden is one of the biggest in Scotland and features a unique 12-metre drop from north to south.


Prior to its opening in 2014, the garden was transformed from a derelict dumping site to a magnificently restored garden with a mixture of terraces, greenhouses, formal areas and a one and a half acre Education Garden. The Queen Elizabeth Walled Garden is open year-round and tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Centre. Garden tours for groups are also available by prior arrangement. In addition to the Walled Garden, there are various other gardens across the Estate, including The Rothesay Garden, The Woodland Garden, The Education Garden (vegetable) and the redesigned Front Garden at the main House. All of the other gardens on the Estate are free to enter.