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Open 7 April–31 Oct, plus Weekends Feb–Easter. Please see website for more details.
Isle of Bute Argyll and Bute PA20 9LR
5 miles south of Rothesay.
300 acres (120ha)
Tel 01700 503877
Non-member adult £6.50 (£11.50 including House).
Free access applies (gardens only) throughout open period.
About the garden
The Mount Stuart Trust
Mount Stuart has a vast and fascinating garden to accompany the sumptuous house. Its 300 acres include: a mature Victorian pinetum; a two-acre rock garden designed by Thomas Mawson and thickly planted with rare collected plants; a 'wee' garden of five acres, planted with tender exotics from Australia and New Zealand; and a kitchen garden redesigned by the late Lord Bute with help from Rosemary Verey.
Add in the relics of an 18th century landscape, a tropical greenhouse, acres of bluebells, established rhododendrons and some recent improvements by James Alexander-Sinclair, and you have the measure of a long and fascinating visit.
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