Linn Botanic Gardens
The Linn Gardens
The Linn Gardens, open to the public, is a delightful place to spend a tranquil hour or so. Enter by the garden gate, and you have an immediate taste of what is to come; a narrow and shaded path, ferns overarching, bamboos, the sound of water. There are paths which guide you through a variety of garden scenes, including the glen with the rushing burn where exotic rhodendrons abound, the bamboo garden, the old cultivated area of the garden, the terrace with its splendid vista of loch and hills, past the spikey bed, lily bed, down the cliff path to the bottom garden and ponds with their gravity fed fountain.
The name Linn relates to the swampy ground below the cliff once flooded by the Meikle and Bogle Burns. In 1860 William Martin leased the land from the Duke of Argyll and built the villa now standing above the Linn. The architect was William Motherwell. The early garden was constructed on the ground around the house.
In 1971 Dr. James Taggart moved to the Linn the redeveloped the garden extensively. His son, James Taggart, has now taken over the development of the garden.
The Linn Gardens are situated off Shore Road at Cove Bay. Entrance: Adults £5.00, Students & teenagers £3.00, Children £1.00, Under 5's free.. Membership is available.
Guided tours of the garden can be arranged for organized parties. The Linn Nursery stocks many species of garden plants at modest prices.
Open daily 11:00am-5:00pm.
Phone 01436 842084
The Friends of the Linn helps to support the work of the Linn Botanic Gardens through occasional fund-raising events.
More info about the Linn Botanic Gardens on the website.
© Copyright Lynn M Reid http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/760988
May 07, 2012
from 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM
|Where||Linn Botanic Gardens, Cove|
|Contact Name||Jamie Taggart|
|Contact Phone||01436 842084|
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May is peak rhododendron season and you will see beautiful and rare rhododendrons in flower, choice flowering shrubs, exquisite woodland plants, a wide variety of ferns, as well as carpets of bluebells and wild garlic.
The nursery has plants for sale all year round and teas are available from the house on Open Day.
Under 5's: free