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The glorious gardens of Argyll

If you are a flower and plant lover, you won’t want to miss checking out the Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute, a group of 20 stunning gardens dating from the 13th century to as recent as the 20th century, located throughout the mainland of Argyll and the islands of Bute, Gigha and Seil.

From the towering redwoods of Benmore Botanic Garden to the spectacular rhododendrons and Asian flowers of Arduaine Gardens, visitors can discover native and exotic species of plants and trees and spend hours wandering the miles of landscaped paths amongst fragrant flowers and beautiful foliage.

Armaddy Castle Gardens
Armaddy Castle Gardens

Ardchattan Priory Gardens are historic, with some elements dating to the middle ages, while Angus' Garden is newer, created in memory of a beloved son who was killed working as a journalist. Armaddy Castle Gardens combine a fairytale castle with forest walks and the most beautiful blooms from spring to autumn.

Arduaine Garden
Arduaine Garden

No two gardens are alike- some are more formal while others have a bit of a wild feel. Whether looking for a quiet spot for contemplation or a place to let the kids explore, visitors will be sure to find the gardens of Argyll glorious indeed! For more information, visit


Looking for things to do in Oban? Let us show you Oban's lovely gardens on a heritage walking tour. Tours. Get in touch today and we'll create a garden themed Scottish day tour that you will always remember.


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