Festival of trees
Threave Garden and Estate is taking part in the first ever Scottish Tree Festival.
The National Trust for Scotland property is showcasing its champion trees for the event which runs until December 2 and culminates in the UK’s National Tree Week.
Organised by national garden tourism group Discover Scottish Gardens and supported by VisitScotland, the Festival will showcase beautiful, unusual, heritage, exotic and champion trees from across the country.
VisitScotland’s regional director, Paula Ward, said: “Autumn is often one of the most beautiful times of the year to discover Dumfries and Galloway, the region’s parks and woodlands transform from rich greens to glowing oranges and reds. It is no wonder that our natural heritage remains one of the main reasons people visit Scotland.
“This fantastic new festival provides a welcome boost for attractions and will help extend the tourism season beyond the busier summer months. It will also help raise awareness of stunning trees and gardens across the region.
“We are delighted to be working again with Discover Scottish Gardens, showcasing the rich assets, hidden gems and local stories of regions across Scotland.”