Come and enjoy an afternoon serenade with the Grazioso String Quartet in the Courtyard Gallery. The Grazioso String Quartet, all former members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, was formed in 2004 and rehearses regulary in Glasgow. All are ethusiastic chamber-music players, freelance musicians and Friends of Benmore Botanic Garden. Ben Buurman and Julie Briggs (violin), Gill Maclean (viola) and Philip Norris (cello). The programme will last aproximately 40 minutes. The Grazioso String Quartet have kindly given their time for free, donations for the Grazioso String Quartet welcome.Find out more
Here Elliot looks at Cambo's approaches to extending the season of interest in our planting. Also looking at key plants to ensure our borders are hard working and beautiful.Find out more
The gardening team at Abbotsford has teamed up with the horticultural students at Borders College and planted some 8,000 tulips, to provide a truly spectacular display for our visitors this May.
Take a stroll in Abbotsford's walled gardens and discover the colourful tapestry of tulips. With over 20 varieties, among them the subtle colours of Exotic Emperor and Evita contrasting with the rich tones of Recreado and Rai, in our formal walled garden, as well as our woodland walks and wildlife, Abbotsford is the place for tulips this season.
With over 140 different species there are few places in Argyll, Scotland better than Benmore Botanics Garden to see an incredible collection of ferns. Don't miss this unique opportunity to celebrate the world of ferns with Professor Mary Gibby, retired Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The trail begins at the foot of the Redwood Avenue and continues past Benmore House and the Golden Gates. The peak of the trail is a dramatic ascent through the exotic ferns from the southern hemisphere to the unique atmosphere of the restored Victorian Fernery.Find out more
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.Find out more
Come and see the many species of Rhododendrons, many collected in the wild and later hybrids in the magnificent setting of Glenwhan Gardens overlooking Luce Bay.
The colourful Japanese evergreen Azaleas are a glorious sight and later the deciduous azaleas with their glorious colours and scents.
Stroll though our gardens and then enjoy a good meal in our award winning Taste Your Best tea room.