Argyll & The Isles

Crarae Garden

Tranquil woodland garden with Himalayan plants and tumbling waterfalls
A path leads over a narrow footbridge in the wooded gorge area of Crarae Garden.
  • Discover Britain’s finest example of a Himalayan-style garden - although no yetis have been spotted to date!

  • Explore this peaceful paradise with its gorge, rippling burn, waterfalls and cliffs.

  • Enjoy spectacular year-round displays as each season brings new blooms.

  • Relax in this living horticultural museum of Edwardian tastes.

Today's Opening Hours

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

One adult family
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About this place

This exotic splash of wilderness is a Himalayan-style glen, 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.

Crarae Garden was created in 1912 by Lady Grace Campbell, the aunt of intrepid plant hunter Reginald Farrer, who sourced trees and shrubs from China, Nepal and Tibet.

The garden hosts an amazingly varied collection of trees, some champions of their species, and a National Collection of southern beech.

Our accreditations and awards

  • Visit Scotland 4 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award