5 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day plus open as usual)
6 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day plus open as usual)
The Grade B listed ‘Cally Gardens’ of today were built 1765-1770 as the walled kitchen garden for Cally House, near Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire. Over 1 hectare in size, the area is enclosed by brick walls up to 15ft in height, and would originally have been sub-divided by 2 heated internal walls running east-west across the garden. Of the original buildings, the gardener’s cottage and a large lean-to vinery remain, backing onto potting sheds, fruit store, mushroom house and boiler house. Today the gardens are the home to an amazing collection of rare and hardy plants gathered from around the globe. Some of the buildings on site are now in a poor state and plans are underway to secure their restoration and future uses.
Beautiful web edition of Cally Gardens - Gatehouse of FleetCally Website
Cally Gardens owner Kevin Hughes shows us his impressive collection of plants during July 2020Cally Gardens Video
Kevin Hughes, owner of Cally Gardens at Gatehouse of Fleet, talks about his plans for the restoration of the 18th century vinery. Production and Commentry by Ken SmytheLearn from a local historian about the site!
Unfortunately there is no access to the Vinery and other 18th century buildings due to their present unsafe state.
Building Date: 1765 - 1770