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Ardmaddy Castle Gardens

A quiet tranquil garden surrounded by woodland, hills, moors and the sea

A castle on top of a lush green field
A castle on top of a lush green field

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About the garden

Ardmaddy Castle Gardens sit in a quiet, gentle corner of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Surrounded by woodland, hills, moors and the sea, Ardmaddy is a haven for wildlife. Eagles soar above the hills, skylarks sing their hearts out, deer graze on the hillsides and otters hunt by the shore.

The large walled garden lies beyond an old arched footbridge hosting a fine collection of azaleas, herbaceous perennials and climbing plants that line the walls. Between dwarf box hedges, a range of interesting vegetables and cane fruits are grown using a variety of ingenious labour-saving methods. Summer visits offer the opportunity to buy some of this marvellous produce.

Delight in both the Clock garden and Water garden, brimming with cutting flowers, various stone and water features, as well as damp-loving candelabra primulas, irises and rodgersias. The woodland walks meander alongside the burn where you can spot enormous rhododendrons dating back more than half a century.

Opening times

1st Jan - 31st December 9am to dusk.

Useful details

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a plant shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. One wheelchair, free to hire. Email in advance if required.

Argyll and Bute, PA34 4QY

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Ardmaddy Castle Gardens
Argyll and Bute
PA34 4QY
Sat Nav Postcode
PA34 4QY
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Contact the garden

01852 300778

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