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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

A woodland garden with a renowned collection of Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

  • 4.7

  • from 342 Google reviews

A waterfall in a forest
A waterfall in a forest

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About the garden

Situated on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll, against a spectacular background of mountain and forest, Ardkinglas Woodland Garden spans about 25 acres.

The Woodland Garden is open all the year round with an outstanding collection of plants and trees, including the "Mightiest Conifer in Europe", Champion Trees, and renowned collection of Rhododendrons and Azaleas. Visit the garden in May and June when in full flower.

Visitors will also enjoy dramatic views over Loch Fyne, the Old Mill on banks of River Fyne which runs through the gardens, Scriptorium and many other unique features. The garden is built on several levels with various terrains to suit a variety of abilities and preferences. It is also home to a Gruffalo and Fairy Trail for our younger visitors to enjoy.

The Ardkinglas house is also an architectural gem and provides a very special setting for weddings, family parties and other events. For holidaymakers there is a self-catering apartment within the ground floor.

Opening times

Woodland garden, open dawn to dusk.

Useful details

Garden area

25 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).

Shops

None

Argyll and Bute, PA26 8BH

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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden
Argyll and Bute
PA26 8BH
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PA26 8BH
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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 342 Google reviews

NatureByTheTamar

6 months ago

5

This is an unbelievable place. Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking scenery around every bend. The best value for money attraction I've ever been to. Wish I lived closer as I'd be there every day if I could be! Saw red squirrels and tree creepers amongst others. The gardening team were friendly and cheerful. I cannot recommend this garden enough! For nature lovers, ornithologists and gardeners this is a must see location. Highly recommend visiting in the off season like I have as we only saw a handful of other people.

Malin Gibb

5 months ago

5

Highly recommended! Beautiful surroundings that are well maintained. Both the Gruffalo trail and the Fairy trail were very appreciated by the kids (3 and 5 years old)

Alan Lewis

8 months ago

5

Stunning outdoor attraction, a wild woodland garden. Follow multiple paths around a woodland area, and take in the amazing trees, shrubbery, river, waterfall. Its so unexpectedly interesting. A place to relax, to enjoy. And the height of some of the trees is jaw dropping!

Richard Bannister

9 months ago

5

Absolute gem of a woodland walk. Stunning views, raging river with a bridge to cross. Lots of steep uneven steps to climb so be wary but clearly defined paths. We'll worth the admission free if anyone is there to take it which today there wasn't.

Duncan Campbell

4 months ago

4

Beautiful woodland Glen with some of the oldest and largest species in Europe. Some of the paths and steps are a bit difficult so not really for anyone with disabilities

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01499 600261

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