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Achamore Gardens

I, Scotland
+44 1583 505390
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A lovely wandering free afternoon

We were told about these lovely gardens by the guy in the Post Office so decided to go and while... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Travel_Teddybears
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
In need of TLC

What a fantastic romantic dream these gardens are. The vision of Colonel Horlick from the malt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
martinjG1516PH
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A 4* visitor attraction located on the Isle of Gigha, Argyll. Only 3 hours drive from Glasgow city centre or 1 1/2 from Oban. A ferry departs on the hour from Tayinloan [no 1 o'clock sailing], and is a 20 minute ferry crossing. The community owned Achamore Gardens comprise 54 acres of woodland and walled gardens, glasshouses, a bamboo maze and is home to the Horlick Rhododendron Collection. Many rare and unusual plants usually found in far more temperate climates thrive in Gigha's almost frost-free micro-climate, and several champion trees grow throughout the gardens. Entrance fee charged, free parking. Accommodation available nearby should you want to explore this beautiful island and experience it's warm welcome for yourself.Refreshments available at the community owned Gigha Hotel, the Boathouse Bistro or from Ardminish Stores in the village.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“honesty box” (27 reviews)
“walled garden” (32 reviews)
“full bloom” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were told about these lovely gardens by the guy in the Post Office so decided to go and while away half an hour and a quick walk round. No chance in a million years. Once you go in through the jungle looking entrance you...More

Thank Travel_Teddybears
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic romantic dream these gardens are. The vision of Colonel Horlick from the malt drink dynasty. Now looking for more labour to bring them back to life. Visit and Visit again. It wI'll happen and current state of frayed abandon will be a...More

Thank martinjG1516PH
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The gardens are beautiful, with lots of tropical looking plants and nice features such as a pagoda, lily pond and carved animals. Would be much better with a bit of maintenance and TLC to deal with some of the muddy and overgrown areas.

1  Thank Car0lynM
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

These beautiful gardens continue to be the jewel in Gigha's crown. The variety of plants and trees, the peace, and the view from the viewpoint, are stunning. The red-hot pokers are very striking in September.

Thank WARDROBER
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The gardens were recommended..so despite weather we thought why not. Decision regretted..plave was like a swamp. Muddy paths ..very untidy uncared for plants..one exceptionly dirty jack russell. The area just was lost and unloved. Shame as it could be made lovely. Not worth the price...More

Thank Laine H
Reviewed 3 September 2017

These gardens need a large dollop of TLC so leave a good donation in the box when leaving to help the locals revive these lost gardens. You can see the layout of a grand garden and certain bits are coming back to their former glory....More

Thank ATChalmers
Reviewed 29 August 2017

While on the Island it's a must to go to these gardens and see what was once a wonderful place. Must be very hard for the gardeners to keep this place maintained but they do a grand job. Peacocks still to be seen up in...More

Thank TravelholicDuntocher
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Walked to here from the Gigha Hotel ( about 20 minutes) there are two ways to the formal walled garden, either up the main drive past the house or through the woods which is the most interesting way although after a rain storm it was...More

Thank Nyreb
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Not really touristy but a definite must to visit when you have travelled to Gigha. Quite a natural looking gardens despite having been maintained for a significant number of years. Well-done to the gardeners

Thank Claymoreruss
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Most interesting with old and interesting plants. The hydrangeas are old and absolutely delightful. Good walking paths with intermittent direction maps.

Thank bull0ch
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