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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

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

  • 4.7

  • from 303 Google reviews

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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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Events available

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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden
Argyll and Bute
PA26 8BH
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PA26 8BH
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Upcoming events

Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute - Festival of Rhododendrons

May 07 - May 26 Mo-Su 10:00-17:00

Private garden open, featuring Ghent & Exbury Azaleas. Open: 10:00 - 17:00

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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 303 Google reviews

Phil Kirkham

a month ago

5

Had an afternoon there with the family and grandchildren. Easy parking, friendly staff, extremely good value for money £27 for all 6 of us. We all thoroughly enjoyed the interesting woodland and connection with nature. Lots of information and well maintained paths. One granddaughter stated that "nature is beautiful " and the other said that it beats the ipad any day!

Ian Brown

7 months ago

5

What a hidden gem this place is and not expensive, we enjoyed our visit a good way to spend a couple of hours. I was particularly impressed by the amazing trees they have there and we got to see some red squirrels. Would certainly visit again

Dave McLaughlin

2 months ago

5

Amazing place for a day out! Themed walks for children, and longer, scenic ones for the more adventurous! Stunning views, the tallest of trees and a beautifully kept woodland paradise to explore. The PERFECT day out.

NatureByTheTamar

2 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.

Jean & Steve Ward

a week ago

5

Neighbours recommended the Gruffalo Trail for the visit of two granddaughters aged 8 and 5. Well marked path with good surface for small and larger feet. Good displays of sections of the story with relevant pages from the Glaswegian edition of the Gruffalo. And the Fairy Trail on the way back to the car park was an unexpected bonus. Not to mention the enormous trees! A lovely short woodland walk for an afternoon much enjoyed by the girls.

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01499 600261

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