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Ardmaddy Castle Gardens

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

  • 4.6

  • from 18 Google reviews

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

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).

Shops

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
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 18 Google reviews

Lee Pitt

a week ago

5

A hidden gem of a garden and nursery along a single track road - the satnav didn't find it - very much worth the effort to get there even on a cool, grey day. Extremely colourful. Castle not open to the public.

Terry Goldson

3 weeks ago

4

Lovely gardens and water features, with a visit

Simon Birks

2 months ago

5

Nice place to visit and have a wander! Dogs must be kept on a lead!

donza01

6 months ago

5

A nice walled garden that sells all manner of fresh veg. Also a few woodland walks although I never went on them due to having inappropriate footwear.

David Trotter

a year ago

5

A great way of spending a morning. Picturesque with nice walks and a pleasure to take in a little sun in the walled garden. Good quality plants for sale.

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01852 300778

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