Karen Scotland and Anne Edmonds both grew up in the great outdoors, Australia and Northern Canada respectively. Their combined skills in art and design, and achieving a BA(Hons) degree in Landscape Architecture at Kingston University directed Karen Scotland and Anne Edmonds’ ambition to create a sculpture park at Karen’s Scottish home on the Kyles of Bute. Both women have spent the last twenty years designing and working around interiors and gardens. Anne’s period working at the National Theatre’s scenery department gave her an insight into the spatial element of design, while Karen’s experience in built design enables construction problems to be more easily overcome.
Address: Scottish Sculpture Park, Caol Ruadh, Colintraive, PA22 3AR
An original and still functioning Victorian Fernery, containing a unique collection of ferns, including a King Fern specimen of over 1000 years of age; 3 acres of garden with a wild meadow, rose garden, rare plants and trees - an oasis of tranquility - and finally, a magnificent stables ruin that remind of bygone times. Teas/coffees upon request.
We are situated 4 miles South of Rothesay on the road to Mount Stuart.
Address: Ascog Hall, Ascog, Isle of Bute, PA20 9EU
Accommodation, Cafes, Corporate Events, Gift Shops, Restaurants, Visitor Attractions
There is always so much to see and do at Mount Stuart, be it in the House, gardens or at our award winning Visitor Centre.
Come and experience the best Bute has to offer in our Gift Shop and Restaurant, or simply relax, explore and enjoy – Mount Stuart is truly a ‘must see’ in Scotland.
Address: Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Argyll, PA20 9LR