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Achamore Gardens

I, Scotland
+44 1583 505390
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Very interesting garden with great peacocks

We were here in March so not the best of times. It was quiet - well we were alone in the gardens I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pete B
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Dunblane, United Kingdom
Superb tranquil location

What an astounding place, a little late maybe to see the rhododendrons in flower but their new... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tgroberts15
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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“walled garden” (32 reviews)
“full bloom” (5 reviews)
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"viewing point"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were here in March so not the best of times. It was quiet - well we were alone in the gardens I think. But it is a lovely walk round with a lot of interesting boards and planting areas. The peacocks displayed for us...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What an astounding place, a little late maybe to see the rhododendrons in flower but their new growth is nearly as spectacular and there's other species and shrubs in flower aplenty. It's not a manicured, nothing out of place NT type of garden and all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to walk around. Natural in it's beauty, it is clear that work is starting to be undertaken which will enhance the experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit here is a must, to view the specimen trees, the wonderful shrubs and the walled garden but especially make sure you walk up the back to the top for the views. Spectacular.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having seen the gardens in the past when they were well maintained I was a bit disappointed but my friends who were there for the first time loved them. They are still beautiful and very restful. Still worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited these gardens many times over the years and the last time was two years ago. Since that time they have declined even further and are now rather wild. It is a sad state of affairs, especially as two years ago there were...More

Thank Laura F
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We visited Achamore Gardens in May when many of its flowers are at their best. Rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias were all in bloom and the entry charge of £6.00 (honesty box) was money well spent. However, the gardens are clearly past their best and the...More

Thank Fasaig
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Lose yourself in acres of old paths and huge species Rhododendrons. Not your prissy, tidy National Trust garden...you need stout boots and a gardeners soul, but what a place!More

Thank shelovestoeat
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IGHT, Marketing Officer at Achamore Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi shelovestoeat, thank you for taking the time to review Achamore Gardens. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to Achamore Gardens. We do try to keep our visitors and readers up to date with what's happening on Gigha using our website and social media...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Wandered around on a wet day in April but there was already loads to see. Worth a visit if you are on the island .More

Thank Louise P
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IGHT, Marketing Officer at Achamore Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi Louise P, thank you for taking the time to review Achamore Gardens. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to Achamore Gardens. Spring has finally sprung and the Rhododendrons are beginning to flower. We do try to keep our visitors and readers up to...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Wish I'd had more time to go round the gardens properly despite the fact they are still in the long process of upgrading. I enjoyed what I did see and loved hearing the birds singing in such a peaceful environment.. It is a bit of...More

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IGHT, Marketing Officer at Achamore Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi 25traveller25, thank you for taking the time to review Achamore Gardens. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the gardens. We have recently employed a new gardens team who will be working on the main entrance and the Walled Garden areas this season...More

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