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  • Achamore Gardens

    Created by Colonel Sir James Horlick with the assistance of Gardener Kitty Lloyd Jones in 1944, Achamore Gardens is the home of Horlick's renowned Rhododendron and Camellia Collection. Flourishing in the Isle of Gighas' warm microclimate, the 54 acre Gardens hosts many notable and unusual plants and trees from around the world. The Garden Viewpoint has stunning views over to the Islands of Islay and Jura, while the pond area offers a secluded oasis.

    Enjoy woodland walks with Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, New Zealand tree ferns, Hydrangeas and Fuchsias that complement the walled gardens with their tender exotics, herbaceous borders and Bamboo Maze for all to enjoy.

    As you explore you will discover the amazing work that the team are doing to restore this special place, uncovering plants that haven’t been seen in years, discovering lost paths, and finding entire garden compartments hidden in the undergrowth.

    The Achamore Gardens are run by the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust.

    For the latest news and updates you can follow Achamore Gardens online via our Visit Gigha website and on Facebook and Instagram.

    How to find us

    Travel, visitor and Ferry Information:




    Four Star attraction by Visit Scotland in Summer 2013.


    • The Horlick Collection: Rhododendrons, Camellias, Azaleas and global plants.
    • Walled Garden - big borders with mix of sub tropical plants.
    • Garden Viewpoint - has stunning views over to the islands of Islay and Jura
    • Forest Walks - with rare trees from around the world, a pond and glades.
    • Isle of Gigha: fabulous local nature sites, food, crafts and attractions.

    Guided tours

    Guided tours can be set up on request for groups and individuals.
    Please contact [email protected].

    Group visits

    Group Visits via touring ships and coaches etc. can be set up on request.
    Please contact [email protected].

    Guide Booklet

    You can download our booklet here.

    Volunteering / internships opportunites

    If you are interested in volunteering at Achamore Gardens, please contact [email protected].

    Promotional Themes

    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Woodland Gardens
    • Water Gardens
    • Rose Gardens
    • Maze
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Autumn Colour
    • Wild Berries
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Bluebell Displays
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Spring bulbs
    • Woodland Wildlife
    • Walled Garden

    Opening Times

    Monday: 09:00 - 18:00 Tuesday: 09:00 - 18:00 Wednesday: 09:00 - 18:00 Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00 Friday: 09:00 - 18:00 Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00 Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00 also:

    Open from Dawn until Dusk

    Admission prices

    Adult: 7.00 Child: 5.00 Family: 20.00


    Picnic area Car park Toilets Pushchair friendly Dog friendly Assistance Dogs Events


    Achamore Gardens
    Isle of Gigha
    PA41 7AD


    01583 505390
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