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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

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Great walk

Great walk through the gardens. Being late October not a huge amount of flowers still out but must... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
demvaril
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Private Garden

We saw the sign for this place whilst travelling from Inveraray and decided to pop in and visit it... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
john_selkirk
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Eight champion trees and magnicient rhododendrons are the undisputed kings of this historic plant collection on the shores of Loch Fyne near Cairndow. Come and see the "mightiest conifer in Europe". Something interesting in all seasons Children will...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walk through the gardens. Being late October not a huge amount of flowers still out but must visit the country's biggest tree!

Thank demvaril
Reviewed 29 September 2018

I was hoping for some info on local flora but there was very little at the open shed, not really a visitor centre. Not manned by anyone. But the grounds are lovely. I saw one sign on my short walk, for a Swiss Willow, that...More

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Ardkinglas, Admin at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for your comments, we do not have anyone on site and it is not a visitor centre. We have our gardener here during the week. I hope you still enjoyed your time here. Kind regards Ardkingals Estate

Reviewed 26 August 2018

We saw the sign for this place whilst travelling from Inveraray and decided to pop in and visit it was certainly a hidden treasure and a wonderful experience. Any gardeners would love this place. A hillside garden with very old trees and wild hydrangea around...More

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Ardkinglas, Admin at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you for your kind comments and really pleased you stopped off. Glad you enjoyed our Garden. Kind Regards Ardkinglas Estate

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Well this was quite a fortuitous visit. We had missed out on the Gruffalo walks at the woodland trust properties in England and didn't realise that this Gruffalo trail even existed. With a Gruffalo fanatical 2 year old when I spotted the illustration peeking out...More

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Ardkinglas, Admin at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comments, we are pleased you all enjoyed our Gruffalo trail and Woodlands and of course your toddler. Thank you for taken the time to write and giving us a 5 star. Kind Regards Ardkinglas Estate.

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We loved the variety of plants in the area, and impressed at how many different types of trees were growing. The walk is very beautiful, but can be a little steep in areas. The walk takes about an hour or so if you go to...More

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Ardkinglas, Admin, events at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for your kind comments, and we are glad you enjoyed your time here. Kind regards Ardkinglas Estate

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Rather than drive straight to our primary destination at Inveraray, we stopped in at Ardkinglas woodlands. Delightful in May with the rhododendron and the blue bells in bloom. Not at all arduous but you do need to pay attention to the ground whilst walking. Especially...More

Thank tapastraveller
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We visited for the first time having driven past many times.The garden has a very tranquil and natural feeling about it.It would be difficult to be overcrowded.The pathways are pleasant and made of natural materials found locally.I suppose that would not be good for wheelchairs...More

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Ardkinglas, Administrator and Weddings Co-ordinator at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely comment, we really appreciate it. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit here at the gardens. We hope you can visit again in the future. Kind regards Ardkinglas Estate.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

..is not so tough here. A guest of ours - a natarulist - had never seen one in the wild and spent a few hours here. He spotted 2 within his visit, was delighted. Garden is lovely, huge trees, rhododendrons of massive proportions. A lost...More

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Ardkinglas, Admin at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for your kind comment. We really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your time at the gardens and seeing some red squirrels. Ardkinglas Estate

Reviewed 26 May 2018

We fitted this garden into our route whilst returning from Oban to the South., spotted of the road atlas.We loved it with good signs and some history at the mill. Great

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Ardkinglas, Admin at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you for your comment, we really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the gardens. Ardkinglas Estate

Reviewed 28 April 2018

It was unfortunate that it was raining for our visit but was still worth the walk along the ravine. It is kept very well, considering the slopes but with the late spring we were too early to enjoy the flowers and shrubs but did enjoy...More

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Ardkinglas, Admin at Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate you taken the time to write. We hope you are able to come again in the future. Kind regards Ardkinglas Estate

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Miss_Nyh
28 June 2018|
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Response from Ardkinglas | Property representative |
Hello, the garden is £5 per person or £15 per family payable on arrival at the cairn. We hope you enjoy your visit when you come. Regards Ardkinglas Estate
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kelletecis
21 June 2016|
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Response from Ardkinglas | Property representative |
We have a picnic area, you are welcome to use. The closest café we highly recommend is The Tree Shop one mile away, thank you
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