Glenarn is a private garden largely created and originally made famous for its collection of species rhododendrons by the Gibson family. Established in the 1920's and 30's the garden lies in a protected hollow with a steeply sloping glen running its length and providing shelter for large-leafed and tender rhododendrons.
Early in the spring, tall asiatic magnolias create dramatic interest while other plants such as crinodendrons, eucryphias and acers give colour at different times. A large rock garden built around the old quarry and natural rock outcrop provides a variety of habitats for smaller plants such as meconopsis, primulas, dwarf rhododendrons and many bulbs in season.
“Such a surprise to find the Himalayas 25 miles from the centre of Glasgow.”