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Crarae Garden Argyll

Inveraray PA32 8YA, Scotland
+44 1546 886614
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Inveraray PA32 8YA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on a wet morning. Staff were very welcoming and gave lots of information. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk. the views over Loch Fyne were great and very relaxing. Enjoyed tea and cake.

Thank stewartw3
Crarae G, Manager at Crarae Garden Argyll, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your walk on a good day the views are well worth the walk. I will pass onto the staff that you found them very welcoming and gave you lots of information. Many thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with family. Decided not to go round the gardens though from what I could see, they looked nice. I do think NT prices are too dear for non members. The shop and cafe were nice. My soup was delicious. Worth stopping for this....More

Thank Jo M
Crarae G, Manager at Crarae Garden Argyll, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I will pass on your comments to the staff in the kitchen / café that you found the soup to be delicious and the staff pleasant and helpful. Many Thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful garden, definitely worth a visit. I really enjoyed strolling trough the gardens and taking in the diversity of the trees and plants. The gardens holds quite some exotic plants and trees. The paths are quite hilly, so make sure to wear suitable shoes....More

Thank CarolienBAC
Crarae G, Manager at Crarae Garden Argyll, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your review, I would have to agree that suitable shoes make all the difference here at Crarae. Many Thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens offer various lengths of walk and we chose the second longest estimated a fifty minutes called the Himalayas. The route twists and turns up and down a glen. There are numerous plants, both large and small, and many different types of trees. However,...More

Thank AnneandArk
Crarae G, Manager at Crarae Garden Argyll, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your positive comments. It is good to know that you found the staff both helpful and knowledgeable. The garden is as you say in full bloom with Rhododendrons and Azaleas in May and June. However Autumn is also a lovely time to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice garden, such a nice place. So much to see. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for creating this place for us. Keep on going 😊

Thank Melanie S
Crarae G, Manager at Crarae Garden Argyll, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The garden is a joy to walk around so much to see as you say and always something different. Thank you for your positive comments. Kim Acting Property Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gardens are lovely you are given a map with 3 routes you take depending on you mobility. Sadly when we visited a lot of the flowers were no longer in blossom but gardens still amazing.More

Thank Perran1
Crarae G, Manager at Crarae Garden Argyll, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit even though there is not a huge amount in bloom at the moment. The garden is in full bloom in May/June time we can never say exactly when it will be at its best but usually...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heavy rain reduced time spent here but still a lovely hour spent on the trail through the gardens where there are a huge number of rhododendrons, massive trees, and lovely gorge. Staff were lovely and cafe served good cofee and cake! Absolutely not compatible with...More

Thank Orkneydoc
Crarae G, Manager at Crarae Garden Argyll, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's a shame that heavy rain reduced your time here but understandable. We get a lot of positive comments on our coffee and cake a nice treat when retreating from the rain. The yellow path in the lower area of the garden is the only...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

A range of walks can be chosen from which to see this 'garden' from various angles. I chose a walk of 35 minutes taking me upwards alongside the gorge to admire waterfalls and shear drops. There are trees a plenty from all over the world...More

Thank davinasully
Crarae G, Manager at Crarae Garden Argyll, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful walk you picked the gorge is fantastic especially after the rain fall we have seen recently. Good mobility is as you say needed for anything other than the lower level of the garden. Hopefully the soup and sandwich will have set you...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to these lovely gardens which are well managed while still maintaining a feel of magic and mystery. The information about the plants and their fascinating journeys to the garden along the way really add to the experience of the place....More

Thank G F
Crarae G, Manager at Crarae Garden Argyll, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Crarae is definitely full of natures sounds we currently have some magnificent Lilies in bloom just outside the Visitor Centre and the smell is just amazing. When it has been raining I can hear the burn whilst working in the office. Glad you thought our...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

With the rhododendrons in full bloom this was a marvelous time to enjoy these gardens. We took the longer red, white and blue trails and really enjoyed the beautiful colours of the plants. The main feature is a short steep ravine with a tumbling stream....More

Thank don m
Crarae G, Manager at Crarae Garden Argyll, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a great choice of routes to walk, on a clear day the view point at the tip of the blue walk is just wonderful. How wonderful that you managed to visit while the Rhododendrons were in full bloom. Autumn is another lovely time to...More

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