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  • Ardmaddy Castle Gardens: Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute

    Ardmaddy Castle gardens, in a most spectacular setting, are shielded to the north by mature woodlands, carpeted with bluebells and daffodils and protected from the Atlantic winds by the elevated Castle. The Walled Garden is full of magnificent rhododendrons, some huge, an increasing collection of rare and unusual shrubs and plants, the 'Clock Garden' with its cutting flowers, a former coldframe now a new crevice garden, a large selection of fruit and vegetables grown with labour saving formality, all within dwarf box hedging. Beyond, a woodland walk, with its amazing hydrangea climbing to 60 feet, leads to the water gardens - in early summer a riot of candelabra primulas, irises, rodgersias and other damp-loving plants and grasses. Lovely autumn colour. An ever evolving garden for all seasons.

    All four of our cottages have secluded locations with enclosed gardens and all have fantastic views either over nearby islands and out to sea or over surrounding countryside. Furnished and equipped for your comfort and convenience they are intended to be a home from home – indeed many people come back year after year to “their” cottage.

    How to find us

    Take A816 South out of Oban for 8 miles. Turn right onto B844 to Seil Island/Easdale/ Island of Luing. 4 miles on, take a left onto Ardmaddy road for a further 2 miles





    • Interesting plant combinations and unusual colour combinations
    • Water features including ponds and burn
    • Several varieties of soft fruits. Fresh fruit and veg for sale in season.
    • Walled Garden with formal dwarf box hedging but informal plantings
    • Vegetables grown with labour saving techniques and unusual varieties.

    Guided tours

    Pre-booked garden tours for groups of 10 or more.

    Group visits

    £5 per person

    Promotional Themes

    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Woodland Gardens
    • Water Gardens
    • Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
    • Autumn Colour
    • Wild Berries
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Bluebell Displays
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Snowdrops
    • 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

    Dates closed

    None. Open all year round

    Admission prices

    Adult: £5.00 Child: Free Concession: £5.00 Group Adult: £5.00


    Car park Accessible parking Toilets Accessible toilets Wheelchair access Accommodation Pushchair friendly Dog friendly Assistance Dogs Plant sales

    4 self-catering cottages (4*) sleeping 4 – 12 people.


    Ardmaddy Castle
    By Oban
    PA34 4QY


    01852 300 353
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