This sub-tropical paradise overlooking Loch Ewe in Wester Ross captured our readers’ imaginations and just pipped Trebah to the post to claim the coveted title.
The beautiful garden was created by Osgood McKenzie in 1862, and enjoys mild temperatures brought in by the Gulf Stream. Transformed from the original scrub willows and rock, its 49 acres bloom with flamboyant plants from around the world, making it a must-visit.
Second place: Trebah Garden
Another sub-tropical delight, coastal Trebah near Falmouth in Cornwall has its own beach on the Helford River, a towering gunnera jungle and a lake within a hydrangea valley. Enormous exotic plants loom over winding paths to create a magical environment for all the family.