Arduaine Gardens


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Embark on a world tour as you explore the exotic garden.
  • Admire the spectacular array of colourful plants.

  • Breathtaking views.

  • Full of colour and fragrance.

  • Plants from across the globe.

Travel south along the stunning coastline towards Loch Melfort, passing lush valleys and smaller lochs, before arriving at the charming National Trust for Scotland Gardens of Arduaine.  Once three small farms, the site was purchased by James Arthur Campbell in 1903 and the resulting gardens were tended by his family until 1992. 

The Gulf Stream creates a micro-climate along this coast, enabling rare plants to survive readily and so offers rare delights for gardeners. Arduaine is best known for the wonderful collection of rhododendrons which has been built up here over a period of eighty or ninety years, including many tender species and hybrids which flourish in the moist, mild climate. 

Situated on a south-facing slope overlooking Asknish Bay and the Sound of Jura, this sheltered 20-acre garden is home to a diversity of plants from all over the world, both well known and less familiar. From great trees to homely herbaceous borders; magnificent shrubs to delicate water lilies; and moss-covered rocks to sweeping lawns, Arduaine provides the discerning visitor with something of interest at all times of the year.

Practical information

Practical information: 

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: At guests’ discretion. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.  

  • Language: English.

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