Ascog Hall Gardens & Fernery

Bute | Ascog | Garden | ★★★

[Ascog Fernery]

Ferns aren't typically considered the prettiest of plants. But this secret, sunken fernery feels a bit like another world, originally built in 1870 but redeveloped from ruins in 1997. The centrepiece is a 1,000+ year old fern, somehow a survivor from the Victorian collection and probably the oldest in the UK. The small fernery is just one part of three acres of beautiful gardens surrounding Ascog Hall, set in a peaceful spot on Bute's eastern shore between Rothesay and Mount Stuart.

[Ascog Hall (not open to the public, but its gardens are)]

Location & info

📌 Ascog Hall Gardens and Fernery ★★★
By the A844 at Ascog, 3 mi south of Rothesay, Bute, G.R.: NS 107631 ///siesta.grapevine.whips
Open daily, but best during summer | £4 adult / free for children

[Sea view from Ascog village]


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