The mild west coast climate and historic connections with some of Scotland's best known Vistorian plant collectors and horticulturalists provided ideal growing conditions for some spectacular gardens. Most are open to the public all year round, some have seasonal opening and others are privately owned and only open for charity as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme - known as the Yellow Book of Gardens.
Flower and plant lovers won’t want to miss checking out Lorn’s Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute- a group of stunning gardens dating from the 13thcentury to as recent as the 20thcentury. From the ancient gardens at Ardchattan Priory to the famous hybrid rhododendrons and azaleas of Angus’ Garden in Taynuilt to the spectacular rhododendrons and Asian flowers of Arduaine Gardens in Loch Melfort, visitors can discover native and exotic species of plants and trees and spend hours wandering the miles of landscaped paths amongst fragrant flowers and beautiful foliage.
No two gardens are alike- some are more formal while others have a bit of a wild feel. Whether looking for a quiet spot for contemplation or a place to let the kids explore, visitors will be sure to find the gardens of Oban & Lorn glorious indeed!
Visit the 'Glorious Gardens of Argyll' website for details of opening times and facilities.