Why not visit Branklyn too, nearby. 2019 sees Glendoick celebrate 100 years since Euan Cox returned from Burma with the first rhododendron seeds to be grown and planted in the gardens. Glendoick Gardens were included in the Independent on Sunday survey of Europe’s top 50 Gardens and boasts a unique collection of plants from three generations of Cox plant-hunting expeditions in China and the Himalaya. Enjoy one of the finest collections of rhododendrons and azaleas, primulas, meconopsis and other acid-loving plants in the woodland garden and the gardens surrounding the house. Many of the rhododendron and azalea species and hybrids have been introduced from the wild or bred by the Cox family and the gardens boast a vast range of plants from as far afield as Chile, Tasmania and Tibet. There are fine waterfall views in the woodland gardens. The award-winning Glendoick Garden Centre has one of Scotland’s best selections of plants including their world-famous rhododendrons and azaleas as well as a gift shop and café. National Plant Collection: Rhododendron sect. Pogonanthum, subsect. Uniflora, subsect. Campylogyna & subsect. Glauca and Cox hybrids
This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.