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  • Ardencraig Gardens

    The existing gardens originally formed part of the larger layout designed by Percy Cane for the owners of Ardencraig House. The walled garden was acquired by Rothesay Town council in 1970,and latterly by Argyll and Bute Council, and has been developed to create a propagation, education and show garden. Extensive bedding and fuchsia displays contain some of the best cultivars available.

    How to find us

    Getting there: Ardencraig is located near Rothesay on the Island of Bute reached by Ferry from Wemyss Bay or Colintraive. Travel east from Rothesay to Mount Stuart Road, uphill from there to Albany Road, signposted.



    • Bedding schemes
    • Glasshouses
    • Aviaries
    • Fuchsia displays

    Guided tours

    Contact for more details.

    Promotional Themes

    • Wheelchair Access
    • Walled Garden

    Opening Times

    Monday: 09:00 - 16:00 Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:00 Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:00 Thursday: 09:00 - 16:00 Friday: 09:00 - 16:00 Saturday: 13:00 - 16:30 Sunday: 13:00 - 16:30 also:

    Open 1st May - 30th September

    Dates closed

    Closed 1 October - 30 April.

    Admission prices

    Entry is free


    Toilets Wheelchair access Dog friendly

    Facilities Available : Wheelchair access in part/with assistance, Toilet, Some plants for sale, Dogs on leads. Refurbishment now completed.


    Ardencraig Lane
    High Craigmore, Rothesay
    Isle of Bute
    PA20 9EX


    01700 504644
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