Rhododendron at Brodick Castle

This evening, I am posting images and information on Brodick Castle Gardens on the Isle of Arran, S.W.Scotland.

Brodick Castle is one of the top visitor attractions on Arran and is managed by the National Trust for Scotland.

The climate here is mild and wet facilitating growth of sub-tropical plants and trees.

Key features of this garden are:

  • Formal, walled gardens which were reconstructed in 1982 from original, 1920s template.
  • Ponds and lower garden containing primulas, hostas, gunneras, hydrangeas, ferns and cobra lilies.
  • Himalayan Juniper.
  • Three national collections of rhododendrons which flower during most months of the year.
  • Bavarian Summer House dating from 1845.
  • Hybrid plants.
  • Eucalyptus grove.
  • A fine southern beech tree from the Chilean Andes.
  • Streams, ponds and subtle shades of green which vary throughout the year.

In addition to the impressive gardens visitors can explore the wider country park.The castle interior will reopen in 2018.

Brodick Castle,Isle of Arran, Scotland

Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Bluebell Wood, Brodick Castle Garden, Arran, Scotland

Brodick Castle Garden, Arran, Scotland

Brodick Castle Garden, Arran, Scotland

Brodick Castle Garden, Arran, Scotland

Brodick Castle Garden, Arran, Scotland

Brodick Castle Garden, Arran, Scotland

Brodick Castle Garden, Arran, Scotland

Formal garden with view towards Brodick Bay, Arran

Brodick Castle Garden, Arrran, Scotland

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