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Achamore Gardens

  • 4.6

  • from 81 Google reviews

A plant in a forest
A plant in a forest

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About the garden

Created by Colonel Sir James Horlick with the assistance of Gardener Kitty Lloyd Jones in 1944, Achamore Gardens is the home of Horlick’s renowned Rhododendron and Camellia Collection. Flourishing in Gigha's warm microclimate, the 54-acre Gardens hosts many notable and unusual plants and trees from around the world. The Garden Viewpoint has stunning views over to the Islands of Islay and Jura, while the pond area offers a secluded oasis.

Enjoy woodland walks with Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, New Zealand tree ferns, Hydrangeas and Fuchsias that complement the walled gardens with their tender exotics, herbaceous borders and Bamboo Maze for all to enjoy.

As you explore you will discover the amazing work that the team are doing to restore this special place, uncovering plants that haven’t been seen in years, discovering lost paths, and finding entire garden compartments hidden in the undergrowth.

Opening times

Year-round, 24/7

Useful details

Garden area

54 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Bike racks are available.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).



Argyll and Bute, PA41 7AD

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Achamore Gardens
Argyll and Bute
PA41 7AD
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PA41 7AD
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 81 Google reviews

Lisa Harris

4 months ago


Beautiful gardens, and a lovely collection of Rhododendron species, some very rare ones too. Picnic area in the garden, bamboo maze to amuse the kids, and fantastic views out over the sea. Highly recommend a visit!

Bernadette Ranger

4 months ago


Beautiful. Rare plants and a lovely day out. Nice for kids with the bamboo maze and dinosoreum.

David Muir

6 months ago


Gigha is now community owned including these wonderful gardens being brought back to their former glory mainly by volunteers who have a 10 year plan and doing brilliantly. Such a pleasure to see but they need donations when you visit - you won't be disappointed.

Heather Woodliff

4 months ago


We enjoyed our walk around the woodland garden and the walled garden. The viewpoint was a lovely surprise. We sat and ate our picnic looking out to the sea

Heather Saxton (Fruach)

3 months ago


Heaven, bird song, a Peaceful Pond, Great Staff, it's looking better each Season. Highly Recommend.

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01583 505390

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