Spring comes to Southfield

It’s spring and now that Easter has passed we are truly getting ready for our busiest time of year. The blossoms at the bottom of the Orchard are starting to put on their annual show – its our favourite time of year to be out in the garden, getting everything ready to put on its best display. Our garden is well-managed chaos and we encourage parts of it to be a bit wild, not all manicured like a public park. This may not be to everyone’s taste but we like it, in part because this encourages wildlife to nest undisturbed and with a garden the size of Southfield’s we like to think there is plenty of room. We hope you agree and are able to enjoy picnics on the Circular Lawn while children play on the Swings in the lower Orchard garden.

swingset in winter sun 2022
Swingset added summer 2021

We’re keen to encourage biodiversity here and many of the plants here have been chosen for the fact they attract bees and butterflies – such as our wonderful buddleias.

Did you know that we are in the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere here? The area offers a wonderful chance for guests to get out into nature and explore the many walks, cycle trails and coastal climbs in this part of the Machars Peninsula.

Apple blossoms with an underlay of bluebells in the Orchard at Southfield House.

Inside we’ve been busy too. We have taken on board feedback from guests and this March the lower en-suite bedroom has had a complete repaint and is looking much brighter and lighter as a result.

Ground floor en-suite bedroom, repainted March 2022.

We hope you will enjoy coming to Southfield and visiting Wigtown and Dumfries and Galloway and all it has to offer.

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