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Ascog Hall Gardens and Victorian Fernery

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Address: Ascog Hall, Ascog PA20 9EU, Scotland
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A very well stocked garden together with a fine sunken Victorian Fernery...

A very well stocked garden together with a fine sunken Victorian Fernery and large stable's ruin. All located in the grounds of a fine baronial style house; house built around 1840, Fernery 1875. A distictly old fashioned and rather magical experience. Teas and coffees available according to weather. Open from 10am to 5pm 1st April to 30th October.

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This is a beautiful wee gem of a place, the gardens are set in the grounds of a lovely house, with the ruins of a once beautiful stables. It has a walk set out showing of the... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Karis M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a beautiful wee gem of a place, the gardens are set in the grounds of a lovely house, with the ruins of a once beautiful stables. It has a walk set out showing of the advantage of a beautiful array of plants, flowers, shrubs and ferns and providing some great history of the local area. The fernery was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Fabulous setting - in the grounds of a gorgeous victorian small 'castle'. Wonderful selection of plants/flowers/shrubs. The fernery is a restored gem. The review by Rom E is SO wrong !! £5 is NO WAY expensive. That entrance fee entitles you to visit unlimited times.

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Thank Carolecazbay
Queensland, Australia
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A grand collection of rare & exotic plants with an Australian connection with the designer of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens on his return to Scotland. The Fernery contains a 1000 year old King Fern in a very specially designed glasshouse. The owner was very informative telling us of the history of Ascog Hall & the work involved in the maintenance... More 

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Thank Geoff B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

For me, Ascog Hall Gardens and Fernery were the highlight of my trip to Bute. The gardens have so many interesting plants and the information boards about Plant Collectors in the past were informative and intriguing. The Fernery itself was a beautiful spot with a remarkable history and the owner was very friendly and helpful with my one member of... More 

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Overall, I was a tad disappointed with the place. I somehow expected it to be even more beautiful especially after seeing the flier. I recently visited the fernery on a trip I agree with some reviewers on the fact that £5 is a bit too expensive for what it is.

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Thank Rom E
Alloa, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

£5 donation box. Rather expensive to say it's rundown in places. There are some nice touches but it's almost like they couldn't be bothered finishing it. The greenhouse fernery is very nice.

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Thank sa_leach
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I participated in a two-week garden tour of Scotland; this was by far my favorite! The fernery is so tranquil; as you move through, peaceful tableaus present themselves to the sound of running water. This is also true of as you meander on the paths of the garden. Unusual statuary and unusual plants provide serendipitous surprises, and benches allow you... More 

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Thank cpeder
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This garden is being restored by the couple who own it. Some paths are a little overgrown but this is a work in progress. The garden features an amazing fernery and ruins of a stable building. The ferns and the other plants in the garden are an unusual collection of plants, some rare, from around the world. The owners are... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

You must not miss this little gem if you are visiting the Island of Bute. Tucked away in Ascog it costs only £5.00 and worth every penny! The interesting gardens and the early Victorian gothic house are well worth a look but it is the fernery that will take your breath away! Housed inside a Victorian greenhouse which is lovely... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We came here in April and were told that the garden wasn't in full bloom yet - we thought quite the contrary. I find it hard to believe that the garden could be even more beautiful. We spent an hour walking around enjoying the plants and nick nacks dotted around. We adored the fern and spent a while watching the... More 

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