There is no wrong time to visit Arduaine Garden … but Spring is definitely a right time!
This beautiful 20-acre woodland garden is packed with exotic, colourful plants including rhodendrons, azaleas, magnolias, giant Himalayan lilies and tree ferns. The views over the Sound of Jura are quite spectacular.
Arduaine began in 1987 when three farms on the peninsula where purchased by James Arthur Campbell and called the estate Arduaine meaning Green Point.
The garden is situated between Oban and Lochgilphead; fortunately (for me) so are my parents! Arduaine was passed into the hands of the National Trust in 1992 so whenever I go back up north I pack my NT card and pop along for a visit.
If you happen to find yourself in this part of the world then, it kind of goes without saying, but I would highly recommend a vist!