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Arduaine Garden

| Off A816, Arduaine PA34 4XQ, Scotland
+44 844 493 2216
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Arduaine is a wonderfully moist and mossy coastal garden, influenced beneficially by the North Atlantic Drift and enjoyed by enthusiasts from all over the world. Twenty acres of outstanding woodland plants include not only a major rhododendron species collection with a leaning towards the more tender, but also all the usual spring-flowering favourites such as camellia, pieris, azalea and magnolia. Other trees and shrubs take the flowering season on into the autumn along with an inspiring miscellany of bulbs, perennials, climbers, water plants and ferns, many rare and unusual, many down to earth and familiar, all interesting and beautiful in their diverse ways. A spectacular coastal and island panorama can be enjoyed from the easily accessible cliff top viewpoint. Visitors are welcome every day and will find something of interest throughout the year, come rain or shine.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Off A816, Arduaine PA34 4XQ, Scotland
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"beautiful gardens"
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"national trust"
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"well worth a visit"
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"every corner"
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"loch melfort"
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"year round"
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"full bloom"
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"miles south of oban"
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"great garden"
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"late spring"
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"peace and tranquility"
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"red squirrels"
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"fantastic views"
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Amazing Gardens beautifully kept. Amazing to see so many tropical flowers. Certainly worth getting to the top to enjoy the very tranquil view

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

We visited out of season but the ferns, mosses and rhododendrons were beautiful, and the form of the gardens with hillside paths, ponds and magnificent views means there’s lots to explore. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility of this beautiful spot.

Thank Kitty P
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Visitex these gardens on Sunday. It wa a beautiful crisp day . Had gardens virtually to ourselves. They are magnificent. Abs worth a visit. Amazing woodland walks and gardens. Well laid out and easy to follow. A must is go to the view point. It...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

A very well laid out garden with lots of routes to take. Unfortunately for us the sea mist came down on our visit so we were not able to take advantage of the sea views. The garden has alternative routes for those who are not...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

It's quite a big garden with several paths but we didn't cover all of it. Beautiful rhododendrons, very peaceful and just lovely to stroll through. Not the most beautiful garden but if you have the time why not.

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Probably not one of the best months to visit Arduaine Gardens but we loved the peace and tranquility so much that we walked around the woodland walk two days running. The weather was stunning and so the view from the 'viewpoint' was unbelievable.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is the kind of garden you should visit in all seasons to fully appreciate it. Very tranquil if not much colour in October. Views from the top of the garden are stunning. Paths are well signposted with wheelchair friendly options. Well worth a visit...More

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

This garden covers a large area of hillside and has a magnificent collection of rhododendrons. There are several paths, some of which are quite steep but others are suitable for wheelchairs or baby buggies and are clearly labeled as such. At various points there are...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful garden and wonderful views at the top. Hope the weathers good.Lovely tropical plants to be seen.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

These gardens, 18 miles south of Oban are national Trust Scotland. National collection of rhododendrons, a o in the spring they must be magnificent. Even on a wet end of September day they are well worth a visit, both for the formal gardens and the...More

Thank John H
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