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2 miles  from Helensburgh..a  pleasant  walk on a  summers  evening..be  sure  to quench  your  thirst  www.therhuinn.co.uk  "a  warm welcome  awaits"..

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Glenarn
Rhu
Helensburgh
Dunbartonshire

G84 8LL

tel: 01436 820493
fax: 0141 221 6834

Opening  Hours

21st Mar - 21st Sept; Dawn to dusk
Parties / Coaches: Yes
Specialist
Groups / Coaches need Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes
Special Open day under Scotland's Garden Scheme on first Sunday in May.
Best Times of Year to Visit:
March - June
April
August
To see:
Rhododendrons
Tree magnolias
Eucryphias

Admission Prices

Adult 3; Child (over 5 years) 1.50; Over 60s 1.50; Season 20 (by arrangement)

 

On-site

Parking: Yes
Lavatories: No
Disabled Access: No
Shop: No
Plants for Sale: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Teas: Yes
Light Refreshment: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Special Events: Yes

Other Facilities:
All Catering by prior arrangement and Guided Tours on request. Partial access for the disabled.

Glenarn Gardens  is a West Coast garden with a world famous collection of Rhododendrons, Magnolias and other ericaceous plants. Set in a steep sided glen, the garden has a Himalayan character, but also has a pond, rock garden and vegetable patch as well as bee hives. This sheltered woodland garden overlooks the Gareloch and is well-known for its collection of rhododendrons, many of them rare and difficult to grow in less well-protected locations. Its trees, shrubs and beautiful magnolias, with a carpet of snowdrops, daffodils, crocus and primulas below make for a delightful walk in Spring. Later on in May, the Magnolia wilsonii with its upside-down flowers and lily of the valley scent and magnolia globosa are not to be missed. Other magnolias, such as hypoleuca, flower in June.The House at Glenarn was built in the late 1830's and soon after the garden received plants from Joseph Hooker's 1849-50 expedition to Sikkim, notably the Rhododendron falconeri at the side of the house. The garden was extended by the Gibson family over the following 50 years after they acquired the property in 1927. The plant hunting expeditions of Kingdom Ward and Ludlow & Sherriff provided a great many plants as did other major gardens in Scotland. The Thornley family arrived at Glenarn in 1983 to find much to be done to restore the gardens to their former glory and then to extend their scope still further, work which is continuing.

 

 

 

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