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Armaddy Castle Gardens: Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute

Rhododendron Festival 2017

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

Ardmaddy Castle Gardens - part of the "Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute" is open daily from 9 am till sunset. The Walled Garden is in its prime with a huge variety of rhododendrons in full flower, with Magnolias, Japanese and deciduous azaleas following on. The under storey now fully carpeted with many interesting and unusual ground cover plants, hardy perennials and other shrubs. For a guided tour, please ring 01852 300 353 to check availability.

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Inverewe

SCOTTISH RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL @ INVEREWE

April 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

Inverewe Garden is an eden of exotic colour and fragrance and is famed for its range of 400 different species of rhododendrons, with flowers to be found somewhere in the Garden every month of the year. Part of the Scottish Rhododendron Festival come and see its celebrated collection of rhododendrons burst into bloom.
The Garden is an experience for all the senses, a colourful, inspiring place to visit in any season, but particularly in the Spring.

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Mount Stuart

Rhododendron Festival Mount Stuart Gardens

May 29th, 2017 - May 29th, 2017

Rhododendron Festival 2017, Mount Stuart Gardens part of the Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute.

Enjoy a guided tour of our record breaking rhododendron collection with our Living Collections Manager.

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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Sunday Rhododendron Walks at Dawyck

April 2nd, 2017 - May 28th, 2017

Join a Sunday guided walk and see Dawyck's stunning collection of rhododendrons and other spring highlights. Celebrate the Scottish Rhododendron Festival with a guided walk at one of the world’s finest arboreta. The climate at Dawyck is suited to hardier, higher altitude species which have proved their tolerance to cold winters, late spring frosts and uncertain summers. As well as a stunning collection of rhododendrons, you will see some of Britain’s oldest and tallest trees. The walk, which is free with normal Garden admission, will last approximately one hour.

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Dirleton Castle and Gardens - HES

Lindsay’s Legacy

May 27th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017

Join the covenanting army as they are put through their paces in the beautiful surroundings of the castle.

Tickets are included in the admission price.

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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Spring Plant Sale

May 28th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017

If you are looking for new plants and inspiration for your garden, then don't miss the spring plant sale at Dawyck. There will be plenty of interesting and unusual plants for sale.

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Benmore Botanic Garden

Open Day at Benmore

May 28th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017

Come along to Benmore Open Day where there will be crafts and plants for sale and the very popular home made cake, candy and preserves.

There is a Gardeners' Tombola and a raffle and face painting, hands on pottery, and a safari Treasure Hunt for the kids. Filling the Garden with music we welcome the pupils of Dunoon Grammar.

For those who want to see more of the Garden there are Guided Walks and Explorer Tours. Or make the most of the last opportunity to see the James Duncan Exhibition in the Courtyard Gallery. Come along and support Benmore Garden!

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Ardkinglas Estate, Glorious Gardens of Argyll

Rhododendron Festival 2017 – Ladies Garden at Ardkinglas Estate

May 12th, 2017 - May 26th, 2017

Visit the normally private Ladies Garden at Ardkinglas Estate at Cairndow to view the flowering of the Ghent and Rustica flore pleno Azaleas.

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Rossie

Scottish Rhododendron Festival 2017

May 19th, 2017 - May 26th, 2017

Unusual rhododendrons in a natural woodland setting underplanted with woodland bulbs. Many mature trees including Davidii, Styrax, Dipelta Floribunda and a variety of acers.
19th and 26th May or by arrangement.

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Inverewe

WORLD BIODIVERSITY DAY

May 22nd, 2017 - May 23rd, 2017

We invite you to take part in an international day of action on World Biodiversity Day. Find out more about ‘Inverewe’s Big Five’ species – Red Squirrel, Red Deer, Otters, Golden Eagle and Common Seals. Hear about our conservation projects, our moth population, our coastal water and their marine life. Including talks by our NTS Nature Conservation Advisor, Rob Dewar, we have a range of experts - walks and talks - to show the range of activities across Inverewe Garden and Estate.

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