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Linn Botanic Gardens

Arden Shore Road | Cove, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 0HJ, Scotland
+44 1436 842084
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Magical old garden

We just happened to come occross this wild and magical garden while staying on Loch Long last week... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Dalydigitalis
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
A Secret Garden Suprise

My friend and I stumbled upon the gardens while staying in the area. We arrived around 10:00 am and... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Jennifer W
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St. John's, Canada
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Arden Shore Road | Cove, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 0HJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We just happened to come occross this wild and magical garden while staying on Loch Long last week. It’s an absolutely fascinating place full of secret paths, ponds, little bridges and a waterfall. Yes, it is in a state of disrepair and would benefit from...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

My friend and I stumbled upon the gardens while staying in the area. We arrived around 10:00 am and had the entire place to ourselves. Wandering through the grounds, it felt like we had stepped into a different world. In early June, many of the...More

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We took our time exploring and sitting in these gardens whilst on holiday near Rosneath and wouldn't hesitate to go again, in fact we would go out of our way to visit. I agree with previous reviews, this place is indeed magical.... the rare exotic...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Travelling to Linn Gardens taking the costal road round the peninsula you will be treated to the stunning views over Gareloch, and Loch Long, and the little villages Garelochhead, Kilcreggan, and Cove, the first two having a small selection of shops, and places to eat....More

4  Thank ILiveByTheSea
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have been here before a few years ago but visited again today. It still retains its old fashioned charm. It really is like stepping back into a scene from The Secret Garden. Yes it is a little overgrown in places and untended and the...More

4  Thank RadioactiveSquirrel
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Not the easiest place to find. Parking very limited. We went on a wild and windy Saturday. In these conditions the paths are quite slippery and the undergrowth gets you very wet. Waterproofs and stout walking shoes recommended. Lots of plants and trees helpfully labelled....More

2  Thank ajm549
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

The gardens seem pretty abandoned- tools lay about which implies life but there was no-one to be seen except a neighbour. The gardens are kind of a jungle- I suppose that either appeals to you or not. Following the path was rather treacherous but fun....More

4  Thank Furby23
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

I have visited here twice and never managed to find another living soul about the place. There are marvellous plants in the garden but it gives the impression of galloping away out of control. When we visited, the lane was lined with wild garlic.

2  Thank Rosiemee
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

I was determined to visit , knowing a bit about the history and botany of the place. Well, sorry to say that this is not a very accessible place esp not very safe for young kids - take care at the sunken ponds, quite scary...More

6  Thank inkeepinkee
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

We drove all around the coast from Helensborough, finally found the place, but it is a very small private nursery. Parking has to be across the road. Looked uncared for.

2  Thank Michael B
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