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Arduaine Garden

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

Planning your visit

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: 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. 

We have a children’s guide – popular with our younger visitors but it’s not unknown for adults to request one too!

Coach parking

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

Guided tour

Parking is free.

Self-guided trail

The shop is at the entrance to the garden.

Toilets are located in the lower level of the garden.


Opening times


3 Jan–31 Jan 2020, daily, 9.30–16.00 (last entry 15.30) 1 Feb–29 Feb, closed 1 Mar–19 Mar, daily, 9.30–16.00 (last entry 15.30) Current period20 Mar–31 May, closed 1 Jun–29 Sep, daily, 9.30–17.00 (last entry 16.30) 30 Sep–24 Dec, daily, 10.00–16.00 (last entry 15.30) 25 Dec–2 Jan 2021, closed
Visitor Centre

When closed, admission is available from Loch Melfort Hotel.

Current period30 Sep–31 May 2020, closed 1 Jun–29 Sep, Tues–Sun, 9.30–16.30 30 Sep–31 Mar 2021, closed

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50

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