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Ascog Hall Fernery and Garden

| Ascog Hall, Ascog PA20 9EU, Scotland
+44 1700 503461
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Fantastic gem

Spent a very interesting afternoon here in late May, and were delighted to visit again today to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ngm368
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Magical Victorian Garden

It's obvious this garden is looked after with loving care. It's eclectic, wild in parts and well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve_and_Lilo
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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A well stocked garden with many architectural features, including a sunken Victorian Fernery (1875) and large stable's ruin all located in the grounds of a baronial style house from 1844. A plant hunter trail, many water features and Britain's oldest exotic fern (more than 1000 years) add interest to this distinctly old fashioned and rather magical experience. Open from 10am to 5pm 1st April to 30th October.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Ascog Hall, Ascog PA20 9EU, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a very interesting afternoon here in late May, and were delighted to visit again today to see the gardens in full bloom. A very eclectic collection and a great way to pass some time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's obvious this garden is looked after with loving care. It's eclectic, wild in parts and well worth a visit if you are interested in plants. We visited in the rain so had that added dimension but can be a bit slippy in places. Do...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This truly wonderful Garden is a gem and lovingly maintained. The restored fernery was the highlight and we left it till last after spending at least an hour exploring the hidden treasures throughout. The owner greeted us warmly and said if we needed help just...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

On arrival we noticed it was run by the Royal Horticultural Society. So were looking forward to seeing a nice garden especially as the weather was so hot. the garden was very quiet didnt seem to be anyone else around.We walked up the path to...More

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Michael B, Worker at Ascog Hall Fernery and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

In general I wonder why reviews on something that was not actually visited or used by the reviewer are allowed to be published. Anyway, this specific "virtual review" is confused on many issues. 1) There are only a handful of gardens run by the RHS...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Ascog Hall Fernery, just on the outside of Rothesay is something of a hidden gem. Tucked away on the outskirts of Rothesay, the Victorian glasshouse dedicated to ferns and the surrounding gardens are managed and run by the owners (a couple) on their own without...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Well worth visiting, especially if you are interested in horticulture. Owners v friendly and informative.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great week garden to visit and is a real credit to the owners. They have done a wonderful job saving this important part of our heritage. The fact that they do it all themselves is astounding! Anyone with an interest in gardening...More

Thank Davy R
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Absolute gem. Large array of plants and flowers from around the world in a pretty, relaxed garden, with little paths and bridges and information on notable collectors. But the Sunken Fernery was particularly stunning. The architecture of it is beautiful and the whole design is...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Stunning victorian fernery and beautiful garden - despite the weather of the last few years = very relaxing quiet escape

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Michael B, Worker without portfolio at Ascog Hall Fernery and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Yes, we have been unlucky with the weather, but it's always nice to welcome people back - and thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Even on a wet April day it was interesting and informative. The Fern house was lush It would be even better during summer when they have plans for sale

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Michael B, Worker without portfollio at Ascog Hall Fernery and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Well done for braving the inclement weather; it's been particularly bad this year and has made the garden quite late. Thanks for the nice review and let's hope the weather improves.

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David S
28 June 2017|
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10am till 5pm every day of the week. regards, Michael.
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David S
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10am till 5pm every day of the week.
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Marilyn L
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You can always come in. Just leave the fee in the old post box.
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