At any time of year the gardens are well worth a visit, though especially in spring when the internationally acclaimed rhododendron collection bursts into full bloom. There are exotic plants and shrubs, a walled garden and a woodland garden to be enjoyed by garden enthusiasts, families and children. Venture out into the country park and discover wildflower meadows where Highland cows graze, woodland trails and tumbling waterfalls. There is something for everyone. Dogs on leads welcome outside the walled garden.
Brodick two miles. Buses from Brodick Pier to Castle. Regular sailings from Ardrossan and Claonaig (Argyll). Info from Caledonian MacBrayne, Gourock, 01475 650100.
Sunday 30 April 11:00am - 4:00pm Sunday 9 July 11:00am - 4:00pm
Normal NTS admission applies, donation welcomed for tours
Donation to SG Beneficiaries
National Plant Collection ®: three rhododendron collections.
Champion Trees: Several.
Dogs on leads welcome outside walled garden.
Tours with Head Gardener at 12noon and 2:00pm:
30 April - Focus on flowering rhododendrons.
9 July - Focus on summer colour and ongoing work in the garden.
The National Trust for Scotland
Brodick, Isle of Arran
Call 01770 302202