Kilmun Arboretum

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Take a stroll though small forests of silver firs, giant sequoia, coastal redwoods, Oregon maple, Chilean southern beech and more at this unique arboretum in Cowal. It was created by the Forestry Commission in 1930 when they planted over 260 different tree species in separate groves. The idea was to see how suitable they’d be to grow in Scotland. There are three short walking routes, including the John Jackson Trail, named after a local forester, which provides a brief introduction to the exotic species of the arboretum.