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Glenarn: Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute

Glenarn Garden opening for Festival of Rhododendrons

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

Glenarn, part of the Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute, is open for visitors every day, dawn to dusk. The magnolias are currently in full flower and over 40 different rhododendrons are looking wonderful, with more coming into flower each day.

There will be a special guided walk led by owners Mike and Sue Thornley on Saturday 29 April at 2.30 pm to look in particular at plants introduced into the garden by the Gibson Family from 1927 to 1975. This is peak flowering time for a visit

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Glenarn: Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute

Glenarn Garden opening for Festival of Rhododendrons

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

Glenarn, part of the Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute, is open for visitors every day, dawn to dusk. The magnolias are currently in full flower and over 40 different rhododendrons are looking wonderful, with more coming into flower each day.

There will be a special guided walk led by owners Mike and Sue Thornley on Saturday 29 April at 2.30 pm to look in particular at plants introduced into the garden by the Gibson Family from 1927 to 1975. This is peak flowering time for a visit

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Ardkinglas Estate, Glorious Gardens of Argyll

Rhododendron Festival 2017 – Ardkinglas Estate

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

The Variety of Species, colour and smell of the rhododendrons at Ardkinglas at this time of year attracts the specialist and the wanderer. Rhododendrons have been grown here for a number of years and include some unusual and historic plants especially a collection of red rhododendron hybrids raised by Lord Glenkinglas. Also on the Bodnant Bank are plants which originated from Bodnant Garden in North Wales. Along with the rhododendrons take time to view the champion trees and give the “mightiest conifer in Britain” a hug. See also the Ladies Garden, Ardkinglas.

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Mount Stuart

Rhododendron Festival Mount Stuart Gardens

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

Rhododendron Festival 2017, Mount Stuart Gardens part of the Glorious Gardens of Argyll & Bute.
Come and enjoy our record breaking rhododendron collection.

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Attadale Gardens

Scottish Rhododendron Festival

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

Glorious collection of long-established rhododendrons, many over 100 years old as well as newly introduced dwarf rhododendrons scattered throughout the garden

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Benmore Botanic Garden

Rhododendron Festival at Benmore

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

In its mountainside setting, Benmore offers spectacular displays of rhododendrons - 3,000 plants from 300 species arranged in botanical and geographical groupings. Rhododendrons are part of Benmore’s history. In the early 20th century, plant collectors such as George Forrest, Ernest Wilson and Joseph Rock brought back hundreds of new plants to Britain, including many new species of rhododendron. In the 1920s and 1930s, hundreds of rhododendrons were grown in the Edinburgh Nursery and then transferred to the wild wet mountainside in Argyll. Head to Benmore to see the spectacular garden.

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Logan Botanic Garden

Scottish Rhododendron Festival at Logan

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

Enjoy Logan's amazing rhododendron collection which features exotic and tender varieties which thrive in this Garden with its mild climate. "Logan has a rich collection of rhododendrons and in recent years many new species have been added to the collection from China and Northern Vietnam. Logan’s main focus is on subsection Maddenia, a large section mainly with very showy white flowers that are strongly fragrant. A visit to the Walled Garden during the festival will stimulate your senses with the delightful perfume produced from their showy and exotic looking flowers.

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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Rhododendron Festival

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

Dawyck is home to a fantastic collection of species rhododendrons, many of these are original introductions of their type. The climate at Dawyck has always been better suited to hardier, higher altitude species which have proved their tolerance to cold winters, late spring frosts and uncertain summers. Most notably plants from subsections Taliensia and Fortunei, thrive. Examples of these include R. decorum which produces fragrant pale pink flowers reliably each year, even after temperatures below -20C.

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Scotland's Gardens Scheme

Gardens Open for Charity for the Rhododendron Festival

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

Scotland's Gardens is sharing in this year's Rhododendron Festival by offering many beautiful gardens open to the public and all raising money for charity. Many of these are private gardens not otherwise available to the public, and opening for a variety of public spirited causes. Help us by supporting our charities and enjoy a fantastic day out! See our website link for details of each garden.

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Cringletie House Hotel & Gardens

Rhododendron Festival

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

From the minute you cross the bridge on your way up the winding drive you will begin to appreciate the beauty of the Rhododendrons and Azaleas that abound throughout the grounds of Cringletie. Wherever you wander in the 28 acres you will find nature at her best and build up an appetite or walk off a sumptuous lunch or afternoon tea. Talking of tea you may like to have one with our compliments and all you have to do is name all the varieties of Rhododendrons and Azaleas that grow within the Cringletie estate and marvel at the depth of colours that spring out at you.

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