Ardmaddy Castle Gardens
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 species and hybrid rhododendrons, some huge, an increasing collection of rare and unusual shrubs and plants, the new crevice garden, the 'Clock Garden' with its cutting flowers, fruit and vegetables grown with labour saving formality, all within dwarf box hedges.
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. A garden for all seasons.
Opening Times: Daily All Year 9.00am - Dusk
Admission Rates: Adults: £4.50. Children free
Group Rates: As above
Facilities: Wide variety of Plants for Sale, Vegetables and Soft Fruits in season.
Disabled Access: Yes mostly everywhere, occasional help needed. Disabled Toilet.
Toilets on Site: Yes (1)
Car/Coach Parking: Yes. Coaches by pre-arrangement.
Guided Tours: Pre-booked groups only.
Catering: Pre-booked homemade teas/sandwich lunches groups only.
Length of Visit: 1-2 hours
Booking Contact: Minette Struthers, Ardmaddy Castle Gardens, By Oban, Argyll PA34 4QY
Tel No: 01852 300 353
Website: www.ardmaddy.com or www.gardens-of-argyll.co.uk
Location: 12 miles south of Oban. Take A816 south for 8 miles. Turn Right onto B844 to Seil Island/Easdale. Continue about 4 miles and turn left onto the Ardmaddy road for a further 2 miles.