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Address: Ardencraig Gardens Ardencraig Lane, Rothesay PA20 9EZ, Scotland
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A beautiful hidden gem - with birds!

This nursery for the wonderful displays down by the harbour in Rothesay is at the end of a wonderful walk from the town. We went along the seafront, and returned via the tranquil... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry L
Telford, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This nursery for the wonderful displays down by the harbour in Rothesay is at the end of a wonderful walk from the town. We went along the seafront, and returned via the tranquil woodland walk that gives wonderful views across the tall guest houses to the sea. The staff at the gardens were very helpful, opening up the toilets even... More 

Thank Terry L
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275 reviews
87 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

A beautifully maintained formal walled garden, full of colour in the summer months An old style green house housing some beautiful tropical plants. A lovely peaceful place to visit.

Thank Sandra P
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Ardencraig Gardens are beautiful for a walk around on a sunny day! The kids love going to see the birds!

Thank Ann D
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Ardencraig is located near Rothesay on the Island of Bute reached by Ferry from Wemyss Bay or Colintraive. Travel east from Rothesay to Mount Stuart Road, uphill from there to Albany Road, signposted. The existing gardens originally formed part of the larger layout designed by Percy Cane for the owners of Ardencraig House. The walled garden was acquired by Rothesay... More 

Thank Zheng M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Fab place for a quiet walk. Get some ideas for your own garden The staff do an amazing job. The indoor display of cacti is well worth an explore too. This is great if the weather turns wet. It is possible to explore the water feature area at the bottom of the gardens how do they get grass so green?

Thank Martin T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

these gardens/greenhouses are a credit to the guys who tend & grow everything here. Beautifully laid out, with a few unusual plants too.

Thank Carolecazbay
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

If you like flower etc this is the pace for you A wonderful layout of all types of flowering plants and aviary This is run by argyll and Bute council who must be congratulated for having the forsight to develop and run such a marvellous exhibit

Thank Douglas N
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71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We arrived in brilliant sunshine only to have to take shelter within minutes from a rainstorm. Gardens are beautiful and a credit to those responsible. As had been so wet could not sit and admire just walked around. I wonder if they are visited as much as should be. The tearoom which I remember years ago as being fantastic now... More 

Thank nickscotland
York, United Kingdom
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398 reviews
172 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had seen a sign for these gardens and was able to be dropped off on the main road and walk up to the gardens (quite a steep climb of about half a mile). The gardens are immaculately kept and owned by the local council who raise the plants for use in the gardens down in Rothesay, which are absolutely... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Garden is well worth a visit for flower lovers. Beautifully laid out we spent some time just sitting enjoying the colour and the view over to the sea. Free to enjoy, they have plants for sale which were very reasonably priced.

Thank Karen M

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