Gorgeous gardens and a Spring Fling!


As you can see McMurdoston’s new website is up and running. You can check availability for the cottages and see all the prices, so have a look and please get in touch with us if you fancy a peaceful break in Dumfries and Galloway.

Spring is a great time to visit. The daffodils are in full bloom now and there are signs of primroses, tulips and a range of wild flowers such as celandine, pink purslane and campion. The nest boxes are filling rapidly and a red squirrel has been visiting the bird feeder outside the kitchen window every lunch time this week.

Locally there are many enticing events coming up. Under the ‘Scotland’s Gardens’ scheme you can visit some exceptional gardens nearby, such as Portrack (a 5-minute drive), with the astonishing land-forms designed by Charles Jencks – open on Sunday 4th May – or Newtonairds Lodge (a 10-minute drive), with its National Collection of hostas – open on Sunday 8th June.

Look out too for the ‘Spring Fling’ –┬áScotland’s leading visual art and craft open studio event. From 24 – 26th May you can see the work of 95 professional makers, artists and designers across the region, many of them within a short drive of McMurdoston.

Oh – and if you come soon, the calves and lambs in the surrounding fields will still be at their most endearing!