Castle Kennedy Gardens

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Garden Category: South Scotland

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  • Castle Kennedy itself is but a ruin, though the garden is world-famous, and very large, at 30 hectares. Ingeniously using the ground between two lochs, there are landscaped terraces and mounds, and there is also wonderful background in the middle distance. Close to the sea, the micro-climate is favourable, and planting has been cleverly done to avoid wind-stress; there are consequently magnificent displays of Azalea, Rhododendron, Embothrium, Eucryphia. A great many cultivars from the collecting expeditions of the two Hookers, father and son, were naturalised here, particularly those from New Zealand. Read more ……

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