unknown garden plant

Saw this when visiting the gardens at Castle of Mey on 23rd May on the north coast of Scotland. Can anyone identify this? (The one with saw-toothed leaves, scaly stems and white pom-pom flowers.)

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It's Ranunculus aconitifolias flore pleno - common name aconite-leaf buttercup, though that name largely refers to the single flowered version. It's a hardy herbaceous perennial which prefers moisture retentive soil.

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