South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth visited Threave Garden and Estate last week, as part of the National Lottery Open Week.
The open week, which ran last week across Scotland, was an opportunity for those organisations who have received a National Lottery grant to express their gratitude by offering free access or some other special offer to those that play the National Lottery.
Colin Smyth said: “It was fantastic to be able to visit Threave Garden and Estate and learn more about the work they do there, at what is the only Scottish garden dedicated to the training of horticulturists, through the School of Heritage Gardening.
“The whole site is immaculately cared for and it is a hugely popular place both with tourists to the area and locals, and it’s great to see it now fully open following months of Covid restrictions.
“To be able to meet some of those who work at Threave and to see their passion and enthusiasm for the gardens and estate was a privilege.
“The National Lottery Open Week was a great opportunity to visit some of the places which have benefited from lottery funding and take advantage of the special offers or discounts.”
Caroline Clark, Director Scotland of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “I am so pleased to see Colin supporting, and taking advantage of, this wonderful opportunity for the public to re-engage with projects and places again after lockdown and the COVID restrictions.
“Threave Gardens and Estate is a wonderful place to connect with nature, from intricately designed gardens to wild landscapes.
“National Lottery Open Week is a thank you to all players of the National Lottery who raise £30 million every week for good causes.”