Some of Scotland’s most beautiful and unusual trees will be celebrated as the Scottish Tree Festival returns for its second year.
Argyll and the Isles will feature heavily in the nationwide event being held from September 28 until December 1.
Organised by national garden tourism group Discover Scottish Gardens and supported by VisitScotland, the festival aims to inspire local people and tourists to take a trip outdoors and enjoy Scotland’s spectacular array of diverse woodlands and gardens.
More than 70 events are taking place throughout Scotland to showcase the region’s rich and varied tree life.
In Argyll and the Isles, Ardmaddy Castle Gardens south of Oban, Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute, Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens at Cairndow, home to the “mightiest conifer in Europe” and Benmore Botanic Gardens in Cowal will all be part of the festival. Each will be showcasing magnificent displays or hosting activities for all the family.
The festival returns after a highly successful first year with continued participation from the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), Historic Environment Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
VisitScotland regional director David Adams McGilp said: “I am thrilled to see the Scottish Tree Festival return to Argyll and the Isles for its second year. This festival offers an opportunity for visitors to experience Scotland’s rich autumn colours and enjoy some of the unique stories surrounding the trees.”