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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.

    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

    Location

    Awards

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    Highlights

    • 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

    To pre-booked groups only. No extra charge.Must be pre-booked. Tea, coffee, homebaking or sandwich lunch available to pre-booked groups.

    Group visits

    Must be pre-booked. Tea, coffee, homebaking or sandwich lunch available to pre-booked groups.

    Promotional Themes

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

    Opening Times

    Monday: 0900 to dusk Tuesday: 0900 to dusk

    Dates closed

    None. Open all year round

    Admission prices

    Adult: £4.50 Child: Free Concession: £4.50

    Facilities

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

    Six self-catering cottages on the coast.

    Address

    Ardmaddy Castle
    By Oban
    Argyll
    PA34 4QY

    Phone

    01852 300 353
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