Glorious Gardens in Argyll & the Isles

Scotland's Nature Coast

Argyll & the Isles is home to over 20 glorious gardens, from natural woodlands to walled gardens. There’s a huge variety of gardens to explore, set amid spectacular coastal landscape or epic mountain scenery. Argyll’s mild climate provides the perfect growing conditions for a riot of native and exotic plants. A number of Argyll’s gardens are part of historic estates, so you can discover the history of the area as well as enjoy the beauty of the blooms.

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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Situated on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll, against a spectacular background of mountain and forest, Ardkinglas Estate covers about 4800 hectares.


Ardkinglas Estate Office
The Square, Cairndow
PA26 8BG

Tel: 01499 600261

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Achamore Garden

In the early 20th century Achamore Gardens was mostly woodland, planted to provide cover for rabbits, pheasants, and other game animals for shooting. Gardene...

Achamore Gardens
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AD

Tel: 01583 505390

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Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds

Dunollie Museum Castle and Grounds is a heritage site international significance situated just 1 mile north of Oban. It is now run by a small independent cha...

Dunollie Museum Castle and Grounds
Ganavan Road
PA34 5TT

Tel: 01631 570550

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Bute Forest

A lovely short walk taking in oak woodland and spruce, passing the Painted Rock Trail and work area and with a short diversion, taking you to the stunning vi...

From Rothesay or Port Bannatyne, drive north along the A844 along the coast. Stay on this coastal road as it becomes the A886 shortly past Port Bannatyne and follow it until you reach the Rhubodach-Colintraive ferry crossing where you can park your car. From Rothesay to the ferry terminal by car takes around 20 minutes. Public transport and walking is also possible.

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Mount Stuart Trust

Mount Stuart features magnificent Victorian Gothic architecture and design together with contemporary craftsmanship. The house is surrounded by extensive gro...

Mount Stuart
Isle of Bute
PA20 9LR

Tel: +44 (0) 1700 503877

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Explore all the places to visit in Argyll & the Isles

3700km of coastline, 23 inhabited islands, major towns and villages are all waiting for you.

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