Argyll is famous for its magnificent gardens. This is probably due to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream. You will find some beautiful Azaleas, Magnolias, and Rhododendrons.
Achamore Garden, Isle of Gigha Argyll PA41 7AD. Telephone: 01583 505254, Fax: 01583 505244. Open: All year round, dawn till dusk. This garden is on Isle of Gigha, take a ferry from Tayinloan, by Tarbert, Kintyre to Isle of Gigha; approximately 11 miles from ferry terminal.
Arduaine Garden is situated approximately 24 miles from Tarbert or just 14 miles from Ardrishaig. Take the A83 towards and just past Ardrishaig, then take the A816 towards Oban for approximately 14 miles to Arduaine. Telephone and Fax: 01852 200366, email to make arrangements. Garden open all year round 09.30 to evening, dogs not allowed.
Crarae Garden, Visitor Centre, Crarae, Inveraray, Argyll PA32 8YA. Telephone: 01546 886614, or 01546 886388. Gardens open all year round, 9.00am to 6.00pm Summer. Dawn to dusk Winter. This garden is eleven miles from Inveraray on the A83 road going to Campbeltown.
Kilmory Woodland Park is next to Lochgilphead, about a mile towards Inveraray. Here you can enjoy Loch side walks, see some interesting and unusual plants. Whitegates, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RT. Gardens open all year round 09.00 to 18.00. For further information Telephone: 01546 602127, Fax: 01546 604208.