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“What a surprise !”
Review of Ardencraig Gardens

Ardencraig Gardens
Ranked #8 of 16 things to do in Rothesay
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had arrived on Bute to walk near Kilchattan Bay but had just missed the bus. So we stomped up to Canada Hill and on return we saw a sign for these gardens. We were totally unprepared for the riot of colour inside the low key entrance. The gardens are beautifully laid out and maintained to a very high standard. The pond areas and the aviary are a lovely contrast to the formal beds. The glasshouses especially the cactii one are very impressive. This was a lovely space to spend an hour or so in tranquil surrounding and it was all free. Shhhhhhhhh ! Keep it a secret - seriously if you are on Bute do make the effort to seek out these superb gardens. They are only open from 1st May to 30th September.

2  Thank seo1mac
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Nearly missed the sign on the main road but so glad I found it. Beautiful designed garden with fantastic colours.

Thank Pat B
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Well worth a visit. Spectacular displays of bedding plants and glass houses with beautiful fushias. Free entry.

1  Thank CamillaGlasgow
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We have visited these gardens for a number of years and they never fail to amaze us with their colour and variety of flowers. Well done

1  Thank Allisons_11
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Beautiful place. Tranquil and beautiful. Make the climb - it is lovely.
However when we were there, there was no staff in evidence. I would probably have bought a plant but there was nobody to ask. Enjoyed it but could have been brilliant.

Thank Lucky1331
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