With a stunning, sunny and sheltered location overlooking Asknish Bay and the island of Shuna, Arduaine is one of our favourite Scottish gardens, protected from harsh winters by the warming maritime influence. It's renowned for its rhododendrons but there's far wider appeal than that with plants from all over the globe: South America and East Asia in particular. They're spread around a beautiful site with areas ranging from hideaway walkways to ponds, immaculate lawns and shady woodland. The out-of-the-way location adds to the peaceful feel: visit early or late in the day and you'll probably have the place pretty much to yourself.
|[Rose at Arduaine Garden]|
Name: Arduaine Garden ★★★★☆
Location: A816 4 miles south-west of Kilmelford, G.R.: NM 796104 ///partly.loves.vision
Open (2018): Daily, but perhaps best in late spring / early summer
Cost (2018): £6.50 (adults), £5 (children), free for National Trust for Scotland members
|[Good views over the sea to Shuna from parts of the garden]|