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Glenarn is a private garden largely created and originally made famous for its collection of species rhododendrons by the Gibson family. Established in the 1920s and 30s the garden lies in a protected hollow with a steeply sloping glen running its length and providing shelter for large-leafed and tender rhododendrons. Early in the spring, tall Asiatic magnolias create dramatic interest while other plants such as crinodendrons, euchryphias and acers give colour at different times.

Later in the summer, the large rock garden built round the old quarry and natural rock outcrop provides a variety of habitats for smaller plants such as meconopsis, primulas, paeonias, dwarf rhododendrons and many bulbs in season. This area has recently been deer fenced.

In the centre of the garden below the greenhouse, there is a working vegetable and fruit garden which provides produce for the house.

Open daily 21 March to 21 September , dawn to dusk

Admission: Adults £4.00
Accompanied children under 16 free

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T: 01436 820493
A: Glenarn, Glenarn Road, Rhu, helensburgh G84 8LL
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