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A 4* visitor attraction located on the Isle of Gigha, Argyll. Only 3 hours...

A 4* visitor attraction located on the Isle of Gigha, Argyll. Only 3 hours drive from Glasgow city centre or 1 1/2 from Oban. A ferry departs on the hour from Tayinloan [no 1 o'clock sailing], and is a 20 minute ferry crossing. The community owned Achamore Gardens comprise 54 acres of woodland and walled gardens, glasshouses, a bamboo maze and is home to the Horlick Rhododendron Collection. Many rare and unusual plants usually found in far more temperate climates thrive in Gigha's almost frost-free micro-climate, and several champion trees grow throughout the gardens. Entrance fee charged, free parking. Accommodation available nearby should you want to explore this beautiful island and experience it's warm welcome for yourself.Refreshments available at the community owned Gigha Hotel, the Boathouse Bistro or from Ardminish Stores in the village.

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Interesting gardens.

Autumn isn't the best time to see gardens but it was still worth the visit - some beautiful trees and unusual flowers. It's a lovely setting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
Alex M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Its a real pity these beautiful gardens are being left to overgrow in places. However don't let this put you off such a wonderful visit. Its bursting with plants of all kinds and if you pick the right day you will be surprised with what you see. The colours of the flowers in summer are stunning, the perfume from the... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a guided tour as part of the Kintyre and Gigha walking festival. The guide was very knowledgeable and the gardens, though overgrown in many places, have fantastic potential and there's a stunning view from the highest point. I wish them luck in their endeavours and look forward to visiting again.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Whilst visiting Tarbert we decided to take the ferry over to Gigha as I've always wanted to visit as I was under the impression the gardens were full of tropical plants due to the Gulf Stream running this way. How disappointed were we! Perhaps it was not the ideal time of year for our visit but it was pretty run... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a wonderful garden with a massive collection of rhododendrons. My favorite was the Walled Garden with beds a riot of color and hiding from my husband in the bamboo maze. Quiet paths lead to a pond and climbing the viewpoint afforded a panoramic view of the garden and surrounding area. I can't imagine the glory when the rhodies... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Autumn isn't the best time to see gardens but it was still worth the visit - some beautiful trees and unusual flowers. It's a lovely setting.

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Thank Alex M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Love the walled garden but the whole park is delightful. Ok so there are a few weeds. My garden has them too. This is a community garden and they ask for £6 per visit in an honesty box. Maps are provided. Make for number 17 for amazing views of Isla and Jura. Loos are just outside the walled garden to... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were very disappointed - the gardens are totally neglected, brambles and weeds strangling all the plants and it really doesnt look as it much has been done there for several years. We read the Gigha community are now setting up a trust within a trust to get fund to re-instate the gardens. It needs tackling soon as there is... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

As the title says , it's a nice place well worth a stroll around, I felt the £6 entrance was slightly on the high side. Nice gardens pleasant walks. Some of the way marking needs to be attended to.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This famous garden is sadly neglected. It remains pleasant to walk round but gives the impression that it is no longer actively managed. The walled garden is unkempt but still pretty. There is a viewpoint with a beautiful view westwards. A shed contains some information and a few not very interesting artefacts. Going round garden, signage is inadequate and labelling... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

These gardens are a real treat in a fairly remote location (the Isle of Gigha not far off the Mull of Kintyre peninsula). They occupy ~50 acres mainly woodland, with a lovely full walled garden maintained by the National Trust. The non-maintained bit is full of exotics from warmer climes including many rhododendrons, and desperate for some love and attention... More 

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