Discover the Glorious Gardens of Argyll, a group of 20 local gardens on the west coast, many of which benefit from the warmth of the Gulf Stream.
Lush coastal gardens by Kilmelford. Open all year, 9.30am - sunset. National Trust for Scotland.
B&Bs near Arduaine Gardens - Roineabhal Country House
Vegetable garden and large herbaceous border. Woodland walks with flowering trees and shrubs. Located at Ardanaiseig Hotel, Kilchrenan by Taynuilt.
B&Bs near Ardanaiseig Garden - Roineabhal Country House
Spectacular display of rhododendrons and one of Britain's finest collections of trees. At Cairndow overlooking Loch Fyne. Open: Daylight hours all year round.
Eleven miles south of Inveraray on the A83 road to Lochgilphead. Rare trees and exotic shrubs from around the world thrive in the mild climate and the magnificent setting of the Highland glen, making Crarae unique among gardens. 400 rhododendrons and azaleas. Gardens open all year round (summer: 9am - 6pm / winter: dawn to dusk). National Trust for Scotland.
13th Century ruins with wonderful gardens on the north shore of Loch Etive, not far from Oban. Open April - October.