Gardens to Visit Near Oban Argyll
Oban is a popular tourist destination on the West Coast of Scotland in Argyll. Travellers will have many reasons for passing through, a day trip, a longer stay to explore the Isles or stay on the mainland to find hidden gems and tranquility. Gardens near Oban will be a popular choice in 2020.
Oban is centrally placed for exploring anything that takes your fancy. As attractions slowly re-open, gardens are going to be a lower risk to visitors and as ornamental gardens are quite common throughout Scotland, here is a round up of gardens that are near to Oban.
Gardens Near Oban
Arduaine Gardens Postcode PA34 4XQ is a National Trust garden and costs £18.50 for a family of four. Set in 20 acres there is woodland and exotic plants that grow from the North Atlantic weather that is tempered by the Gulf Stream. These incude azaleas, forget me nots and giant Himalayan lillies. For those who like adventure, discover the secret path to the coastal viewpoint or look out to the Sound of Jura.
Crarae Gardens Postcode PA32 8YA a National Trust Garden £18.50 for a family. Close to Oban and sports a gorge, cliffs and a waterfall. Learn about exotic plants from the Himalayas and play over den bridges and thickets of maple, birch.
Crarae Garden was created in 1912 by Lady Grace Campbell, the aunt of intrepid plant hunter Reginald Farrer, so you can be assured of an interesting display like never seen before on our shores.
Ardmaddy Castle Gardens
Ardmaddy Castle Gardens Postcode PA34 4QY Mature woodlands, walled garden, clock garden a pond and a stream make this a delightful day out for the family, accessible for wheelchairs and prams.
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens Postcode PA26 8BH £15 for a family and offers much intrigue for little ones whilst dazzling adults with fine flora and fauna. Take part in the Gruffalo Trail to see who is wandering through the woods, or tiptoe around the new Fairy Trail.
Nature lovers will be attracted to the wide variety of bird life, red squirrels and other mammals including; Roe Deer, Pine Marten, Badger and the elusive Otter. A walk along the shores of Loch Fyne may give sightings of seals, occasionally porpoises and basking sharks in summer, swans, herons, and numerous sea birds.
An Cala Seil
An Cala Seil Postcode PA34 4RF was established in 1930 by Colonel Arthur Murray and he particularly loved Japanese plants and roses which are still in place today along with waterfalls.