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Crarae Garden

Tranquil woodland garden with Himalayan plants and tumbling waterfalls

Planning your visit

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

Facilities & access

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.

Disabled parking bays are located just by the entrance to the visitor centre.

Accessible toilet
Baby changing

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

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!

Coach parking

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

Guided tour

There is an induction loop.

Large print

Parking is free. 

Self-guided trail
  • 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.

Opening times


24 Dec–2 Jan 2020, closed Current period2 Jan–1 May, closed 1 Jun–31 Oct, daily, 9.30–17.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, daily, 9.30–16.00
Visitor Centre, shop and café

Current period1 Jan–31 May 2020, closed 1 Jun–30 Sep, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Oct–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50