Huge and verdant gardens on a Scottish island.
Size of site:
From 1 May
Friday - Monday
10:30AM - 4:30PM
Isle of Bute
Argyll and Bute
Car park (free)
Yes, a bus runs from the main town directly to Mount Stuart.
**House & Gardens:** Adult £13; Concession £11; Child (5-15) £7.50; Family (2 adults, 3 children) £39; **Gardens Only:** Adult/Concession £5.00; Child (5-15) Free.
Groups of 15 or more House & Gardens from £8.25; Discounted House and Garden tickets (£11) for locals, OAPs and students.
Individual Annual £33, Concession £28, Child £19, Family £95.
Delicate fronds unfurl every spring in old tree stumps and wet ground, as they have for millions of years.
Grand specimen trees and shrubs standing proud in parkland or woodland settings.
A British favourite, carpeting woodland floors in undulating swathes of green and purple from mid May.
Yellow heads bobbing in the breeze, these flowers carpet the ground as winter ends and spring begins.
White and green flowers burst into life in midwinter, through even the hardest of frosts.
Run your fingers through these plants to release a rich perfume or pick a few leaves to season a meal.
Whether a formal fountain or wildlife pond, water provides space for tranquility and reflection.
With winter protection and high humidity, these are perfect for tropical plants and propagation.
As morning frosts begin to set in, the leaves of trees and shrubs light up in reds, yellows and oranges.
Geometric shapes and smartly clipped hedges, with flowers lined up in neat rows like soldiers on parade.
Sheltered from winter winds and balmy in springtime, walls create a microclimate perfect for gardening.
With wildlife in abundance and a verdant canopy above, the woods are a perfect place to explore.
Not far from the kitchen table, this well-tended garden is home to plenty of garnishes and salads.
From tiny brooks to wide rivers, with gentle sounds, nature and life even in the depths of winter.
Throughout the year, the fertile beds of the veg patch are where you'll find delicious produce ready to eat.
Bursting back with fresh colour every year, these flower borders are perfect for pollinators.
In summer this grassland habitat is rich with the buzzing of pollinators and packed with beautiful flowers.
Discover a wealth of minibeasts and birds in this special patch - a particular favourite with the kids.