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Enjoy a lazy afternoon admiring the wonderful public gardens in the area

Crarae Gardens - This 50 acre Forest Garden with its rare plants, wildlife and woodland walks is a perfect retreat into a romantic world. Features a Himalayan Gorge, Clan Garden Neolithic Burial Cairn and more. 10 miles south of Inveraray.

Glenarn - The garden at Rhu with its steeply sloping glen provides a sheltered environment for large-leafed and tender rhododendrons.

Linn Gardens - 40 minutes picturesque drive away, situated in Cove on the quiet Rosneath Peninsula are the Linn Gardens, a haven of tranquility offering spendid views of the Clyde Estuary, Loch Long and the surrounding hills, as well as a rich and varied collection of plants.

Mugdock Country Park – there’s everything here from history to flora & fauna and activities to keep the kids amused. Well worth a visit. Just off the A81 between Milngavie and Strathblane.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens – Known the world over for its impressive glass structure and collection of tropical plants, this is a must for anyone who enjoys beautiful and exotic flowers. The formal gardens and the gentle walks alongside the river Kelvin are worth taking some time over too.