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Arduaine Garden

| Off A816, Arduaine PA34 4XQ, Scotland
+44 844 493 2216
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Arduaine is a wonderfully moist and mossy coastal garden, influenced beneficially by the North Atlantic Drift and enjoyed by enthusiasts from all over the world. Twenty acres of outstanding woodland plants include not only a major rhododendron species collection with a leaning towards the more tender, but also all the usual spring-flowering favourites such as camellia, pieris, azalea and magnolia. Other trees and shrubs take the flowering season on into the autumn along with an inspiring miscellany of bulbs, perennials, climbers, water plants and ferns, many rare and unusual, many down to earth and familiar, all interesting and beautiful in their diverse ways. A spectacular coastal and island panorama can be enjoyed from the easily accessible cliff top viewpoint. Visitors are welcome every day and will find something of interest throughout the year, come rain or shine.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Off A816, Arduaine PA34 4XQ, Scotland
+44 844 493 2216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever your interest in plants and gardens, be prepared to be overawed as you descend into this horticultural wonderland. It makes the very best of its mild, moist Atlantic micro-climate, acidic soils, rock outcrops and running water. It's good for your soul!

Thank julescadie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regardless of the weather, is just such a beautiful and relaxing place for a day out. As a NTS member we've been a number of times. We've been in glorious sunshine and, like our recent trip, when it's been raining heavily. However, despite the rain,...More

Thank Marc_AQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a couple of hours hiking and walking these beautiful gardens! If you find the right trails, you get to see amazing views of the water and mountains!! Be sure to bring your midge spray!!

Thank luruburu
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A thoroughly nice garden to walk around with super views as well as lovely planting. It is nicely laid out with ample space to explore and sit and enjoy the surroundings. The lady on the reception desk was very helpful.

Thank Vernon P
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We visited several lovely gardens in Scotland, and Arduaine was the best. There is an exceptional variety of plants of all sorts -- trees, flowers, bushes, mosses, etc. The gardens are extensive. and consist of two distinct parts -- one of which is more woodland...More

Thank dennisfr
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this lovely garden on a dull, rainy and blustery day. There was still enough to see to make this a worthwhile event. Enjoyed the walk round the garden and the view of the little islands looking out towards Jura. Although we took a picnic,...More

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Gardens in mid-May. The colors, smells and views were amazing. From the reds and whites of the rhodies, to the pinks and oranges of the azaleas, to the carpet of bluebells, the songs of the birds in the trees and the stunning...More

Thank Maribeth C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Visited last week in beautiful weather when all the azaleas and rhododendrons were in full bloom so it was spectacular. A blaze of colour round every corner . If you walk up through the woods you get a wonderful nview over the loch. Well worth...More

Thank jeanpallister
Reviewed 13 May 2017

It's a garden at it's peak - azaleas, camelias and rhododendrons of very hue, It looks like someone has thrown paint up the hillside. There is even a handkerchief tree.fully in bloom this week 11 May. The paths meander up the hillside but there is...More

Thank Ilovetobeonholiday
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Warm welcome and relaxing stroll through the gardens .. a choice of walks .. both recommended .. well kept and credit to the team. The colors and range of species were fantastic .. strolled back to hotel next door were we stayed

Thank convoykelly
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