A stunning coastal garden featuring exotic and rare plants.
Arduaine Garden is a stunning coastal garden located in Argyll, Scotland. Known for its exceptional collection of plants and breathtaking views, the garden offers visitors a tranquil retreat amidst natural beauty.
Arduaine benefits from its proximity to the sea as the prevailing winds help to keep the atmosphere moist, and the influence of the North Atlantic Drift moderates both winter cold and summer heat. Many of our plants would not be entirely hardy or happy further inland, but with an average rainfall of 75 inches (1900mm), together with the shelter of the enclosing trees and shrubs, Arduaine can support a collection of interesting and beautiful plants gathered from the four corners of the temperate world.
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and historical interest, Arduaine Garden is a delightful place to visit at any time and by anyone, whether they be casual passer-by, garden lover or dedicated plantsman. Prime time for the spring display is usually April and May.
Arduaine Garden aims to provide accessibility for all visitors. A large part of the garden is accessible to less mobile visitors. A wheelchair is available.
Food and drink
Loch Melfort Hotel serves lunches, teas, coffees and cakes and has a gift shop and play park
Arduaine Garden is available to hire for private events – please call the garden for more information.
We love to have dogs at our places – we do ask that they’re kept under proper control, and that their owners clean up after them.
There are some areas where dogs can’t go (unless they’re assistance dogs) including buildings that are open to the public, walled gardens, most cafés and restaurants, and shops. Please check with the centre staff if you’re unsure.
Picnics are welcome at the Gardens.