Rosneath Peninsula is a magical area which is often by-passed by people heading north from Helensburgh (on the Firth of Clyde). Of course, its quietness is part of its charm, quite apart from the opportunity to see the waters of the Gare Loch (to the east), the Clyde (to the south) and Loch Long (to the west). There is an excellent road from Glasgow to Loch Lomond and then another good road over Glen Fruin (site of a battle between the MacGregors and the Colquhouns which resulted in the proscription (banning) of the MacGregor name) to Garelochhead - but don't forget to look back at Loch Lomond on the way! After that, it's a narrow winding road round by Kilcreggan to Cove and then Linn.
The villa standing in the grounds of Linn Botanic Gardens was built in the style of Alexander "Greek" Thomson towards the end of the 19th century. The house and gardens passed through a number hands until 1971 when Dr James Taggart moved in. He developed the original garden and expanded it into the gully of the Meikle Burn and steep banking.
The walk round the garden is well sign-posted and covers about a kilometre. Some of the paths are steep and narrow and there are several flights of steps so it is unsuitable for prams and wheelchairs.
The pictures in the Flipbook below were taken in August. Judging by the number of rhododendrons, it would be well worth a visit in the spring as well.
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