Gardens

  • Cluny House Garden

    Cluny House garden is a 2.4ha Himalayan/North American woodland garden overlooking the scenic Strathtay valley, was planted and developed by the late Bobby and Betty Masterton from 1950. A feature of Cluny is its natural appearance, with many woodland plants regenerating and expanding freely beneath a canopy of rhododendrons, acers, Read more [...]

  • Crathes Castle & Garden (NTS

    The garden beside this romantic chateau-like Scottish tower house, with its little round towers and square overhanging turrets, was very much the brainchild of Sir James Burnett and his wife Lady Sybil. It was their brilliant imagination and plantsmanship earlier this century which gradually evolved the distinctive, compartmentalised, ornamental thematic Read more [...]

  • Attadale Gardens

    Attadale House was built in 1755 by Donald Matheson whose father, John, was the factor for the Seaforth estates in Kintail, Lochalsh and Lochcarron. The love stone above the middle first floor window shows their initials DM and E MK and a heart. Little is known of the original garden, Read more [...]

  • Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland Garden (NTS)

    The Lochalsh Woodland Garden, 2 miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh on the A87, provides pleasant walks beside the loch. Mature Scots pine, oaks and beeches with developing collections of bamboo, ferns, fuchsias, hydrangeas and rhododendrons give the garden its attractive diversity. This traditional Highland crofting cultural landscape encompasses crofts, Read more [...]

  • Benmore Botanic Garden

    Benmore Gardens set in a majestic mountain setting is a vital link to disappearing wilderness. The Benmore Gardens are a sub-station of the Edinburgh Botanic Garden. Reflecting the two collections that dominate the Garden, Benmore has been rightly described as both a living textbook of the genus Rhododendron, and with Read more [...]

  • Bolfracks

    Walled garden with borders of trees and perennials. Burn garden with rhododendrons, azaleas, primulas and meconopsis. Good autumn colours. There has been an ornamental garden here since the mid 18th century. Most of what can be seen today originates from 1970’s and is the work of the late Mr J Read more [...]

  • Ardanaiseig Gardens (V)

    The history of Ardanaiseig really begins in 1801 when Archibald Campbell of Blackhouse and Finalyson purchased this property of Tervine from the Inverawe Estate which had been owned by his ancestors since the 14th century. After his death in 1832, Tervine, which comprised a very ancient ferry house and about Read more [...]

  • Arduaine Garden (NTS)

    On A816, 20 miles south of Oban and 17 miles north of Lochgilphead. A haven of tranquillity nestling on the west coast, Arduaine Garden is most spectacular in the late spring and early summer when the rhododendrons and azaleas are at their glorious best. With informal perennial borders giving a Read more [...]

  • Achamore House

    The Clan McNeill became the undisputed Lairds in 1590 after a fierce power struggle between the MacDonalds and the McNeills. At the end of the 19th century Captain William Scarlett, the 3rd Lord Abinger purchased the estate and built the listed B Achamore House in 1884 to the design of Read more [...]

  • Ardkinglass Woodland Garden

    Contains one of Britain’s finest collection of conifers, including Britain’s largest conifer dating back to 1790, and a spectacular display of rhododendrons. Ardkinglas Estate was purchased in 1905 by Sir Andrew Noble. An outstanding collection of rhododendrons was established by Sir John Noble around 1920. Encouraged by his early success Read more [...]

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