Head West along the stunningly beautiful
coast of Loch Fyne to the charming woodland gardens
Set on a hillside down which tumbles the Crarae Burn,
the scene is reminiscent of a Himalayan gorge. The surrounding
tree and shrub collections are rich and diverse, planted
for artistic and naturalistic effect. The garden contains
one of the best collections of the genus Rhododendron
in Scotland. Lady Grace Campbell, aunt of the Himalayan
plant-hunter Reginald Farrer, began the development
of Crarae Garden from woodland in 1912, on land owned
by the Campbell family since 1825. The work was continued
by her son and then grandson before it was generously
given to the Crarae Garden Charitable Trust in 1978.
Take your time to explore these beautiful Scottish gardens
before continuing your scenic return to Inverary.