Argyll is famous for its magnificent gardens. This is probably due to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream. You will find some beautiful Azaleas, Magnolias, and Rhododendrons.
Achamore Garden, Isle of Gigha Argyll PA41 7AD. Telephone: 01583 505254, Fax: 01583 505244. Open: All year round, dawn till dusk. This garden is on the Isle of Gigha, take a ferry from Tayinloan, by Tarbert, Kintyre to Isle of Gigha. The garden is approximately 5 miles from the Tayinloan Ferry Terminal.
Arduaine Garden is situated approximately 24 miles from Tarbert or just 14 miles from Ardrishaig. Take the A83 towards and just past Ardrishaig, then take the A816 towards Oban for approximately 14 miles to Arduaine. Telephone and Fax: 01852 200366, email to make arrangements. Garden is open all-year-round from 09.30 to evening, dogs not allowed.
Crarae Garden, Visitor Centre, Crarae, Inveraray, Argyll PA32 8YA. Telephone: 01546 886614, or 01546 886388. Gardens open all year round, 9.00am to 6.00pm Summer. Dawn to dusk Winter. This garden is eleven miles from Inveraray on the A83 road going to Campbeltown.
Kilmory Woodland Park is next to Lochgilphead, about a mile towards Inveraray. Here you can enjoy Loch side walks, see some interesting and unusual plants. Whitegates, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RT. Gardens open all year round 09.00 to 18.00. For further information Telephone: 01546 602127, Fax: 01546 604208.
Campbeltown Pottery, 34 Union Street, Reform Square, Campbeltown, Argyll. Hand made tableware, lamps, tiles, etc. are available. Telephone: 01586 553550.
Highbank Porcelain, Highbank Park, Oban Road, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8NN. Buy high quality porcelain for reasonable prices. Telephone: 01546 602044 for further information.
Ronachan Silks, Ronachan Farmhouse, Clachan, By Tarbert, Argyll, PA29 6XW. Hand painted silk: scarves, ties, kaftans, wall hangings and cushions. Telephone: 01880 740242.
Springbank Distillery, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6ET. Founded in 1828 by J and A Mitchell. The distillery is still owned by the same family. Guided tour is available and ask about the secrets of whisky making. For further information Telephone: 01586 552085.
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