River Kinglas, Argyll, Scotland

River Kinglas, Argyll, Scotland

Today, benefiting from a  combination of brilliant sunshine and autumnal conditions, the Catswhiskers team visited Ardkinglas Woodland Garden close to Loch Fyne in Argyll, West of Scotland. Location is about 54 miles N.W. of Glasgow.

This well maintained garden covers 25 acres of hillside lying in a naturally sheltered pocket near the mouth of the River Kinglas, surrounded by wild Highland scenery. Here can be found a wide range of trees including Birch, Rowan, Oak, Beech, Holly, Fir, Spruce, Larch, Sweet Pepper Bush, Oso Berry, Bamboo plus an exceptional collection of rhododendrons.There is also an extremely rare Tsuga mertensania var from North America.

In addition to trees and shrubs there is a wide range of fungi (mushrooms), the River Kinglas, rare Red Squirrels and a derelict water-mill dating from the 17th century.

Lush, green environment is influenced by annual rainfall of about 70 inches.

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Lily Flower at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland.

Fungi infested tree at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll

Fungi infested tree at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll

Sunlight and Trees and Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll.

Sunlight and Trees and Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll.

River Kinglas at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland.

River Kinglas at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland.

Path through Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland.

Path through Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland.

Derelict Water Mill at Ardkinglas, Argyll

Derelict Water Mill at Ardkinglas, Argyll

Lochan (pond) with floating lilies at Ardkinglas

Lochan (pond) with floating lilies at Ardkinglas

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, argyll, Scotland.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, argyll, Scotland.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland

Sculpture 'Sardana' at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Sculpture ‘Sardana’ at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden.

Rhododendrons at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll

Rhododendrons at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll, Scotland

Unusual fungi at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Unusual fungi at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

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