A burn tumbles down a gorge in a woodland garden on a bright sunny day. Bright red rhododendrons are in flower all along the banks.
Argyll & The Isles

Crarae Woodland Garden

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Tranquil woodland garden with Himalayan plants and tumbling waterfalls

  • Come and try some ‘forest bathing’ as you immerse yourself in this woodland wonderland.
  • Explore this peaceful garden with a difference as you follow the paths to the gorge, rippling burn, waterfalls and cliffs.
  • Marvel at spectacular year-round displays as each season brings new blooms and textures.
  • Admire an amazingly varied collection of trees, some champions of their species.

This exotic splash of wilderness is a Himalayan-style glen (although no yetis have been spotted to date), set in the gentle hills of Argyll.

The sparkling waters of the Crarae Burn form the centrepiece for a woody paradise of rocky gorges, wooden bridges and thickets of maple, birch and evergreens, blending with sprays of flowers.

Just 10 miles south of Inveraray, this is the perfect place to bring the whole family for a walk. We also have a lovely café that serves soup, sandwiches and delicious home baking.

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Today's Opening Hours

Visitor centre, shop and café
10.00–17.00 (last orders in café 16.00)
10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00)
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Entry prices

One adult family
Young Scot
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Accreditations and awards

  • Visit Scotland 4 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award

Did you know?

The fine hard wood from Rhododendron hodgsonii shrubs is used to make saddles for yaks.

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