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A beautiful garden tucked away but woth a visit.

We had seen the garden online and while on the island of Bute decided to seek it out. It was worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
A Hidden Gem

A hidden gem of a garden a mile or so from Rothesay's centre. Stunning flowerbed displays... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Roger M
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Ardencraig Gardens Ardencraig Lane, Rothesay PA20 9EZ, Scotland
+44 1700 504644
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We went here with 2 young kids & enjoyed the visit. Well maintained & colourful gardens. Nice way to spend a half hour. Free to get in but a wee donation is appreciated to help feed the birds there.

4  Thank JKARLG
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 August 2013

On a hot day walked fron Rothesay to see the very striking flower beds. Felt the site was under pressure from the council's need to reduce expenditure on these sort of attractions. The bird enclosure had seen better days and the much advertised tea rooms...More

2  Thank Charles H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seen the garden online and while on the island of Bute decided to seek it out. It was worth the walk uphill to find it. The garden is wonderfully maintained. So many varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers and the added bonus of...More

1  Thank liz7772015
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A hidden gem of a garden a mile or so from Rothesay's centre. Stunning flowerbed displays maintained all year by only two gardeners, who were happy to chat. There is an aviary the full length of one side which was an unexpected bonus. The glass...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We visited these gardens in 2005 and I think there was a period after that when they were closed. They are just as magnificent now in 2018 as they were then. As well as the outside gardens there are three greenhouses full of plants and...More

Thank drjohn030151
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I popped here while on the island and loved the place. So calm and tranquil. The traditional greenhouses were a riot of colour as were the formal flower beds. There was a small display of cacti and some birds in aviaries. It's only small but...More

Thank Squither
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I've been coming to the Isle of Bute for 20 years but have never managed a visit to Ardencraig Gardens. Finally got there this year and it's BEAUTIFUL!!! Quite small, and done in an hour, but heavenly. I was going to go alone but my...More

Thank JanetLambert
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Spent a good hour looking round these gardens, no entrance fee and colours quite impressive also has quite impressive bird avery , well worth a visit

Thank Lozza101
Reviewed 1 July 2018

beautiful gardens well worth a visit. colours are beautiful and the gardens are extemely well kept.the lady there is very helpful and friendly. exotic aviary is wonderful.

Thank glencoehiker
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Enoyed this garden of eden for decades. Poorly signposted and not easiest place to find,take the road uphill opposite the old craigmore pier tearooms on the seafront. What awaits you is well worth the effort. The gardens are on the left hand side as you...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Nice planning and easy to navigate. Nice plant colours and shapes. Bit away from town but worth a walk around if near the area.

2  Thank jay w
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lovely grounds, no coffee shop as advertised. Or toilets. Think the garden was past it's best and the weather was wet

1  Thank AlysonBradford
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