Places to visit

Arduaine Garden

Arduaine Garden

Exotic garden with impressive coastal views

  • Embark on a world tour as you explore the garden.

  • Admire the spectacular array of colourful plants including rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, giant Himalayan lilies and forget-me-nots.

  • Discover the secret path to the coastal viewpoint.

  • Soak up the breathtaking views over the Sound of Jura.

  • Hunt down the swamp-loving carnivorous plants!

Arduaine Garden is full of colour and fragrance, evoking glamorous destinations. This is no happy coincidence – the garden was begun in 1898 at a time when curiosity about foreign travel and an appetite for the exotic were all the rage. 

Arduaine lies on a rocky promontory at the head of the Sound of Jura and enjoys the warming benefits of the North Atlantic Drift, allowing for a wider range of plants than is usual in this part of the world.  

The garden nurtures plants from across the globe – from East Asia to South America. Red hot pokers, sensuous camellias, tree ferns and water lilies create a palette of vibrant colour, whatever the season.