Argyll & The Isles

Arduaine Garden

Bold colours and fragrant scents bring an exotic touch to this Argyll coastal garden
A pond in a garden, surrounded with colourful flower beds and rhododendrons in bloom. A statue of a heron stands in the middle of the pond.
  • Embark on a world tour as you explore the exotic 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.

Today's Opening Hours

10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00)
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Entry prices

One adult family
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About this place

Please be aware that work is still ongoing to clear timber, as well as replanting to restore the garden to its former glory.

Read more: Storm damage to Arduaine Garden

Arduaine Garden is full of colour and fragrance, evoking glamorous destinations. This is no 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.

We’re addressing the challenge of Phythopthora in the shelterbelt at the garden. Come and see how we’re tackling this problem, to ensure the future safety of our incredible plant collection.

The lower garden at Arduaine is unaffected by this work.

Our accreditations and awards

  • Visit Scotland 4 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award