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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Off A816, Arduaine PA34 4XQ, Scotland
+44 844 493 2216
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Probably not one of the best months to visit Arduaine Gardens but we loved the peace and tranquility so much that we walked around the woodland walk two days running. The weather was stunning and so the view from the 'viewpoint' was unbelievable.

Thank LillyLune
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the kind of garden you should visit in all seasons to fully appreciate it. Very tranquil if not much colour in October. Views from the top of the garden are stunning. Paths are well signposted with wheelchair friendly options. Well worth a visit...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This garden covers a large area of hillside and has a magnificent collection of rhododendrons. There are several paths, some of which are quite steep but others are suitable for wheelchairs or baby buggies and are clearly labeled as such. At various points there are...More

Thank 304susiec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful garden and wonderful views at the top. Hope the weathers good.Lovely tropical plants to be seen.

Thank skvarose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These gardens, 18 miles south of Oban are national Trust Scotland. National collection of rhododendrons, a o in the spring they must be magnificent. Even on a wet end of September day they are well worth a visit, both for the formal gardens and the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A varied and interesting beautiful garden with lots to look at. Lovely view from a scenic point of the islands.

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Free car park, reception for the gardens is down a long path, just beyond reception to the left are toilets. There is no cafe but there is a hotel next to the car park. Lots of mature trees and shrubs and some nice views. Good...More

Thank LesGUk
cogan_kim, Manager at Arduaine Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. We are just starting to see the Autumnal colour changes. Many Thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

Reviewed 11 September 2017

We are National Trust members and were keen to visit somewhere on our holiday in Scotland. So glad we went as we really enjoyed it. Lovely gardens with some exotic planting. Nice walk up high around the perimeter. Great viewing area of the coastline.

Thank Lodge36
cogan_kim, Manager at Arduaine Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Garden, I have to agree the view is spectacular. Many Thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were late as our ship had problems mooring at Oban, tour company had notified Arduaine we were running around 1 hour late staff member on site was not happy ( I have been NT member for around 25 years and never encountered this before)....More

Thank James H
cogan_kim, Manager at Arduaine Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

There is no reason why a tour company running late would cause any problems. I will speak to the member of staff on the reception when you visited going by the bookings from the diary and see if I can find out why there was...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very well set out gardens growing some exotic plants and flowers. Quiet and peaceful location with fantastic views. Well maintained and clean everywhere.

Thank thetraveller435
cogan_kim, Manager at Arduaine Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your positive review. Arduaine Garden is a quiet and peaceful location with fantastic views. I find a walk to the view point is well worth the effort. Many Thanks Kim Acting Property Manager

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