Like many gardens on the west coast, the mild climate of the Gulf Stream enables an amazing range of plants to grow and thrive. The octagonal walled garden was built around 1790 and continues to be a sheltered haven full of plants. It also houses one of the leading plant nurseries in Scotland, containing a very wide selection of plants, including many unusual varieties. Within the walled garden there is an area for fruit and vegetables, included a polytunnel which provides extra warmth and shelter for sweetcorn, French beans, courgettes, strawberries etc. In another polytunnel there are peaches, figs and grapes. The gardens extend to a bluebell woodland walk and Spring garden, with many mature rhododendron, enkianthus, camellia, magnolia, acer, sorbus and more.