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Arduaine Garden

Bold colours and fragrant scents bring an exotic touch to this Argyll coastal garden
Arduaine Garden pond with ornamental heron
Overview
  • 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.

  • Hunt down the swamp-loving carnivorous plants!

Today’s Opening Hours

Garden
9.30–dusk
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Entry prices

Adult
£7.50
Family
£18.50
One adult family
£12.50
Concession
£5.50
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About this place

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.

Our accreditations and awards

  • Visit Scotland 4 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award

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