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Brief description of site

Crarae Gardens were laid out in the early- to mid-20th century within a late-19th-century designed landscape. The gardens comprise a section of forestry, borders around the house and a woodland garden designed around the steep-sided ravine of the Crarae Burn, which is spanned by several bridges. There is a wide variety of trees and shrubs, many of them rare and unusual, growing in the shelter of conifers.

Brief history of site

Lady Campbell began to lay out the woodland garden in 1912, within a late-19th-century designed landscape.

Location information:

Address: Crarae Garden, Inveraray, Argyll Bute and Loch Lomond, PA32 8YA

Locality: Inveraray

Local Authorities:

Argyll & Bute

Historical County: Argyllshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 55 Grid Ref: NR 986972
Latitude: 56.1249 Longitude: -5.24183


Infrequent buses pass the garden entrance (ring 01586 552319).

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The garden is open daily from 9.30 am. The visitor centre is only open between April and October, Thursdays to Mondays.

Key information:

Form of site: woodland garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Plant type/environment: exotic garden

Site first created: After 1912

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 53.97

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