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Arduaine Garden

Bold colours and fragrant scents bring an exotic touch to this Argyll coastal garden

Planning your visit

Please note that Arduaine Garden is closed until further notice, to allow staff to carry out essential forestry work necessary for safe access to the public.

Read more: Storm damage to Arduaine Garden

Our priority is to ensure that this beautiful place is cleaned up, cared for and ready to welcome the public again, as soon as we can. We’re really grateful for everyone’s understanding and support while this work is underway.’

Simon Jones, Garden and Designed Landscape Manager


There are no café facilities at Arduaine. However, the Loch Melfort Hotel Bistro is located at the entrance to the garden.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

For more information about planning your visit, please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us, we can be contacted by email on ArduaineGarden@nts.org.uk or telephone 01852 200366.

Facilities & access

  • A large part of the garden is accessible to less mobile visitors.
  • A wheelchair is available.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

There’s a disabled parking space adjacent to the entrance to the garden.

There’s a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

We have baby changing facilities on site.

Arduaine Garden is family friendly, with the lower area of the garden offering walks for families with prams/pushchairs.

Coach parking

Dogs are more than welcome at Arduaine, but we ask that they’re kept on a short lead at all times.

Parking is free.

Picnics
Self-guided trail

Toilets are located in the lower level of the garden.

You can take a gentle stroll around the lower level of the garden or head out through the woodland garden to the coastal viewpoint, which offers spectacular views over the islands. These walks range in length between 15 minutes to around 1 hour, depending on how much of the garden you want to see. If you wish to see the whole garden, we recommend allowing 2½ hours for your visit.

Arduaine will surprise and delight all year round. The rhododendrons attract enthusiasts from far and wide, and the azaleas, magnolias and many other shrubs and trees fill the garden with scent and colour. In autumn, the larch canopy sheltering the woodland garden turns a beautiful soft yellow, the azalea foliage is flaming and the perennials are dazzling.

Wi-Fi

Opening times

Garden

Please note that the garden is closed due to extensive storm damage, and will only be reopened once it is safe for visitors.

Current period1 Jan–30 Jun, closed
Visitor Centre

Current period1 Jan–30 Jun, closed

Entry prices

Garden (honesty box)
Adult
£8.00
Family
£19.50
One adult family
£13.50
Concession
£6.00

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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