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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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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Off A816, Arduaine PA34 4XQ, Scotland
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+44 844 493 2216
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wide variety of planting makes these gardens attractive throughout the year. It is possible to become a 'Friend' which allows for repeat visits.

Thank TonyPFrogmore
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
cogan_kim, Manager at Arduaine Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review what a wonderful title and lovely comment that it is good for your soul. Many Thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks 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
cogan_kim, Manager at Arduaine Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review I have to agree that Arduiane is a tranquil lovely place whatever the weather. Many thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

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
cogan_kim, Manager at Arduaine Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you I would have to agree that you can spend many hours at the garden and at certain times of the year yes midge spray is advisable, we do sell smidge in the shop. Many Thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

Reviewed 11 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
cogan_kim, Manager at Arduaine Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for describing us as the best garden you have seen. There is as you say a large variety of things to see at Arduiane garden. Thanks you for recommending us. Many Thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

Reviewed 27 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
cogan_kim, Manager at Arduaine Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

You can as you say enjoy the gardens on a dull, rainy and blustery day. the view of the islands is spectacular especially on a clear day. Many Thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

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 18 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
cogan_kim, Manager at Arduaine Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

You do as you say get a spectacular view over the loch. A blaze of colour around every corner, it sounds like you had a lovely visit. Many Thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

Reviewed 14 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
cogan_kim, Manager at Arduaine Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mid May is usually a really fabulous time to visit what a wonderful description someone throwing paint up the hill side I can see where you are coming from as at that time of the year there is as you say colour everywhere. Many Thanks...More

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