A Gardens in Argyll
Betty Macdonald\'s wish was for the creation of a spring flowering garden within a natural woodland setting and for it to be a place of forgiveness and reconciliation.
The garden covers approx nine acres and has been planted with many varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas, as well as other flowering shrubs and trees.
Over the years the informal networks of paths created initially by family and friends have been further developed, and recently 3 colour-coded walks with approx times have been added.
Although primarily spring flowering, the garden is worth a visit at any time of the year as its loch land setting and views over Ben Cruachan and Glen Etive are stunning.
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Argyll stretches from Ayrshire in the South along the Western seaboard with Greater Glasgow to the East and the Fort William area to the North. Theoretically, Argyll includes the Western Isles, but the Islands are often separated because of their different cultural identity. Much of the area has been developed in the past by Glasgow merchants, who built houses overlooking the entrance to the Clyde. It is wonderfully diverse area of industrial and natural heritage with efficient ferries connecting the various peninsulas and islands and many festivals staged throughout the year.