The Japanese Garden at Cowden Castle SCIO is a registered charity (SC045060).  Any surplus from running the garden is re-invested into improving and developing Cowden for the future.

Gifts, however large or small, make a huge difference to the work we do and to helping us achieve our vision of creating opportunities and enriching lives through the Japanese Garden at Cowden.

Donations can be sent to The Japanese Garden at Cowden, Upper Hillfoot Road, Dollar FK14 7PL or via by visiting the shop page on our website. Cheques can be made out to The Japanese Garden at Cowden Castle SCIO.

Download this form if you wish to make a donation to Cowden Garden via Gift Aid.




Why not sponsor and name a structure, either already in situ or still to be constructed?

Dry Garden: £80,000
West Islands: £50,000
Central Island: £50,000
Five Antique Stone Lanterns: £10,000 each
Tree named after someone: £2,000


Wet Islands
Dry Garden

West Islands

Dry Garden



Welcome Gate Stone Lantern Sponsor a Tree

Welcome Gate

Stone Lantern

Sponsor a Tree

£10,000 EACH


The drawings below have been designed by Justin Rose who constructed the stunning Azumaya and the two bridges. The donation figure includes immediate landscaping and access costs. The donors who sponsor a structure will be listed (if desired) on a commissioned plaque in the new Pavilion positioned at the entrance to the garden.

Arched Bridge

The North Gate

The Summer House Benches

The Summer House


£5,000 EACH

Revolving Sun Shade