• Early Summer in Crarae
    Early Summer in Crarae© Brian Chapple
  • The neolithic chambered burial cairn
    The neolithic chambered burial cairn© Brian Chapple
  • Blue poppies at Crarae
    Blue poppies at Crarae© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The garden is full of scenic walks.
    The garden is full of scenic walks.© Brian Chapple
  • Rhododendrons
    Rhododendrons© Brian Chapple
  • The sound of the river adds to the peace and tranquillity
    The sound of the river adds to the peace and tranquillity© The National Trust for Scotland

Near the banks of Loch Fyne, on the west coast, immerse yourself in Britain's finest example of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden.

Crarae Garden is a tranquil site, with its dramatic gorge, rippling burn, waterfalls and cliffs. The informal hillside layout of mature woody plants radiating out from the burn creates a wonderful natural effect.

It is a magical spot at any time of year, with the earlier flowers of countless rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias being replaced later in the season by the rich tints of foliage and fruit.

Trust places nearby

  • Arduaine Garden
    Arduaine GardenArduaine Garden Garden Oban, argyll, stirling & the trossachs
    PA34 4XQ
  • The Hill House
    The Hill HouseThe Hill House Historic House/Palace Helensburgh, glasgow & clyde valley
    G84 9AJ
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Opening times & Prices

23 Sep
  • Garden: 9.30 - Sunset
  • Visitor Centre: Closed
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  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star

5 day weather forecast

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