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Brief description of site

Arduaine Gardens are situated on a headland overlooking the Asknish Bay and are influenced by the Gulf Stream. The gardens contain a nationally renowned collection of rhododendrons, many of them tender, as well as a host of other shrubs and woodland and water-loving perennials.

Brief history of site

The gardens were created in the early-20th century and restored by nurserymen Harry and Edmund Wright from 1971, following a period of neglect.

Location information:

Address: Arduaine Gardens, Kilmelford, by Oban, Argyll, PA34 4XQ

Locality: Garraron

Local Authorities:

Argyll & Bute

Historical County: Argyllshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 55 Grid Ref: NM 799106
Latitude: 56.2368 Longitude: -5.55316

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The garden is open daily from 9.30 to sunset.

Key information:

Form of site: woodland garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: recreational

Site first created: 1900 to 1929

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Reconstructed

Site Size (Hectares): 9.7

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