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  • Ardkinglas Estate, Glorious Gardens of Argyll

    A historic garden with plantings from the late 1700s. In spring we have a glorious display of bluebells and rhododendrons but there is something of interest all year. Come and hug the "mightiest conifer in Europe" and admire the other champion trees here or stop a while in the scriptorium and enjoy the many quotes that adorn the walls from Voltaire to Spike Milligan. Our red squirrels are regularly seen and the Gruffalo trail and new Fairy trail keeps the children occupied.

    How to find us

    Situated in Cairndow village just off the A83. Buses run to the war memorial at Cairndow. The nearest station is at Arrochar.



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    • Rhododendrons
    • Gruffalo and Fairy Trail
    • Champion trees
    • Red squirrels
    • Scriptorium

    Guided tours

    Please apply to the estate office for group rates. Groups are welcome at any time.

    Group visits

    Please apply to the estate office for group rates. Groups are welcome at any time.

    Promotional Themes

    • Woodland Gardens
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Autumn Colour
    • Winter Gardens / Winter Structure
    • Bluebell Displays
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Red Squirrels
    • Woodland Wildlife

    Opening Times

    Monday: 06.00 - 20.00 Tuesday: 06.00 - 20.00 Wednesday: 06.00 - 20.00 Thursday: 06.00 - 20.00 Friday: 06.00 - 20.00 Saturday: 06.00 - 20.00 Sunday: 06.00 - 20.00

    Admission prices

    Adult: £5.00 Child: £2.50 Concession: £5.00 Family: £15.00 Group Adult: £5.00


    Picnic area Car park Toilets Accommodation Dog friendly


    The Estate Office


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