History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The garden location on the southern slope of a hillside looking towards the Sound of Jura benefits from the warming influence of the North Atlantic Drift, offering rare and tender plants from East Asia and South America a climate in which to thrive. There are tree ferns and palm trees to add a sense of the exotic.
Autumn colours are enhanced by tall larch trees which turn a golden yellow as the weather gets colder. Even in winter, the climate is temperate and shelter provided by evergreens makes Arduaine a welcoming place even in the middle of winter.
Highlights include displays of bluebells in spring, lush pink azaleas in summer, Chatham Island forget-me-nots, and quiet pools reached by winding paths. There are excellent views across the Sound of Jura from a cliff top viewpoint.
The gardens stand beside Loch Melford Hotel, which was originally Arduaine House.
About Arduaine Garden
Address: Arduaine, Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, PA34 4XQ
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: on A816
Website: Arduaine Garden
National Trust for Scotland
OS: NM802 101
Photo Credit: Chris Heaton, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Kintraw Standing Stone - 3.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Bridge over the Atlantic - 6.1 miles (Historic Building)
Carnasserie Castle - 6.1 miles (Castle)
Kilmartin Museum - 6.9 miles (Museum)
Kilmartin Sculptured Stones - 7.1 miles (Historic Church)
Kilmartin Crosses - 7.1 miles (Historic Church)
Glebe Cairn - 7.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nether Largie Cairns - 7.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Arduaine Garden:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Arduaine Garden. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.