Back to places
Argyll & The Isles

Crarae Garden

Tranquil woodland garden with Himalayan plants and tumbling waterfalls

Planning your visit

Crarae Garden is family friendly, with the lower area of the garden offering walks for families with prams/pushchairs. We have baby changing facilities. 

The café caters for everyone, with highchairs and a childrens corner.

We have childrens backpacks to help explore the garden – these are popular with our younger visitors but its not unknown for adults to request a pack too!

Parking is free. 

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

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

If youd like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01546 886614.


See full accessibility information
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Buggy access
Children’s activities
Coach parking
Dogs welcome
Free member parking
Guided tour
Hearing loop
Hot drinks
Large print
Self-guided trail
Wheelchair access

Opening times

3 Jan–29 Mar 2019, daily, 9.30–16.00 (last entry 15.30) 30 Mar–31 Aug, daily, 9.30–17.30 (last entry 17.00) Current period1 Sep–31 Oct, daily, 9.30–16.30 (last entry 16.00) 1 Nov–23 Dec, daily, 9.30–16.00 (last entry 15.30) 24 Dec–2 Jan 2020, closed 3 Jan–31 Mar, daily, 9.30–16.30 (last entry 16.00)
Visitor centre, shop and café
1 Jan–29 Mar 2019, closed 30 Mar–31 Aug, daily, 9.30–17.00 (last service in café 16.30) Current period1 Sep–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.30 (last service in café 14.00) 1 Nov–31 Mar 2020, closed

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • Disabled parking bays are located just by the entrance to the visitor centre.
  • There is wheelchair access to the shop and café.
  • Only the lower garden is accessible for wheelchairs. Elsewhere, the terrain on some routes is steep with steps. 
  • The viewing platform in the glen is accessible with assistance.
    The shop, café and toilets are wheelchair-accessible.
  • There is an induction loop.

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.

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