It’s amazing that this beautiful little gem was empty on the day we went to visit last week. Glenarn Garden contains over 30 species of rhododendrons and a variety of magnolias, many dating from the 1920s. Some of the rhododendrons were hybridized by the Gibsons, who started this stunning garden, and in doing so, created a wide variety of flowers, unparalleled in Britain. Situated in a protected hollow, this garden contains a labyrinth of trails around old, blossoming trees through picturesque spots just full of color.
The garden isn’t massive, but nearly every square foot has something beautiful to see. I could go on, but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
This private garden has free admission, but a £5 donation fee can be left at a table in the yard. Guided tours are available and dogs are admitted but must be on leads. Our children definitely enjoyed it, but we maintained a strict trail-only policy and our little girlie had a blast exploring the glen. It was simply beautiful and I hope to return soon!