«John Stuart, the 3rd Earl of Bute, was an accomplished botanist and the first director of Kew Gardens.»Did You Know?
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A brilliant mix of colour and contouring, the Rock Garden showcases a collection of trees and shrubs acquired during intrepid expeditions to the near and far east. Situated at the westerly front of the House, the Rock Garden is perhaps the most photographed and experienced outside space at Mount Stuart. Water features which meander through are a trademark of the famous English landscape architect Thomas H Mawson, who designed the garden in the late 1890s, and are considered an ingenious feat of Victorian engineering. Replanting and continual additions throughout the decades has ensured that the beauty of this garden has endured, with its success realised in a stunning spectacle of colour.