Holland Park, London
WEST GREEN HOUSE
The Scottish equivalent of the NGS is Scotland’s Gardens, whose website and guidebook lists places of horticultural interest which are open to the public. Glenkyllachy Lodge is one of the most beautiful examples; set in a remote highland glen, the garden is decorated with original sculptures hidden amidst rhododendrons and hardy native shrubs. Ornamental ducks populate the peaceful ponds and a wild flower meadow adds a touch the wilderness to contrast the simple oriental-style bridges which span them.
If you’re headed to Scotland on an impromptu road-trip, check out the ‘Open This Fortnight’ section of the NGS site to see what’s open during your stay.
Newtownards, N. Ireland