Events 2019

Woodland Garden Map
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Events 2019

 

Ardkinglas House Tours (April to September on a Friday)

Private Tours Available all year round

First house tour Friday 5th April 

House Tours which include access to the house garden are available every

Please contact us to ensure the tour is going ahead.   £7.50 per person, £3.50 primary school children, younger ones free.

It is possible to book a private house tour all the year round (minimum charge applies).

Booking is essential for all house tours.

Please phone 01499 600261 or email info@ardkinglas.com 

 

  

 

 

Woodland Garden & The Gruffalo Trail

 

Open dawn to dusk every day (including the winter months). 

Admission Fee £5 per adult, £2 per child (4-16 years) 3 & under free, £15 per family 2 adults plus children, £9 single parent plus children. CASH ONLY AT THIS TIME. 

All donations go towards the ongoing conservation and upkeep of this historic garden.

For more information on our garden - please click here 

 

 

 

Celebration of Middle-eastern food

with Jim Davison - FULL

Saturday 30th March 2019

 

 

Pop up Spring Feast - Limited Space

Saturday 6th April 2019 at Ardkinglas House

 Come and celebrate the start of spring with another pop up feast! Isabella Sumsion will be creating a delicious spring themed menu bursting with flavour and colour! Using seasonal and local produce, and as many foraged ingredients as possible, the aim is to appreciate the wonders of delicious ingredients, letting the flavours speak for themselves – so join us for this celebration of good food!

£25 per person - includes three courses.

BYOB.

Arrival at 7pm food served at 7:30pm

Feel free to come and explore the gardens before

Prebooking essential – limited places available so book soon!

For more information contact isabellasumsion@gmail.com

Or to book please contact Ardkinglas Estate Office

  

 

 

 

Scapafest

3rd - 5th May 2019

Join a community gathered around Yoga, Movement, Adventure and Mindful Living. Discover our unique vision that weaves together mind-body health, environmental action and outdoor education. Escape to one of the world's most beautiful location, for a one-a-kind immersive experience, for all mind-body-nature explorers.

Please see link for more information 

 

 

Woods, Coast and Hedgerow Foraging - with Mark Williams

Thursday 16th May 2019

A guided foray exploring the delicious, healthy and surprising wealth edible spring plants around the beautiful woods, coast and hedgerows of Ardkinglas Estate on Loch Fyne, Argyll. Enjoy a wild cook-in  and foraged cocktail afterwards.  For more information and to book please see here 

 

 

 

 

 

The Festival of Rhododendrons 2019

1st April - 31st May - Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

The Rhododendron collection at Ardkinglas was begun in the 1920's aided by the new varieties made available by the intrepid plant-hunters of that time.

Hybrids created by the Garden owners and contacts with other Rhododendron breeders and collectors meant that the range of species and varieties represented at Ardkinglas continued to increase throughout the twentieth century. The conservation and expansion of the collection continues today.
The growing conditions within the Garden, sandy loam soils, shelter and ample rainfall, match perfectly the requirements of many members of the Rhododendron family. Consequently, mature specimens of many species and hybrids including Rhododendron Augustinii and Rhododendron 'Polar Bear' are to be found at Ardkinglas.

13th May - 27th May - Ardkinglas Ladies Garden

Visit the normally private Ladies Garden at Ardkinglas Estate at Cairndow to view the flowering of the Ghent and Rustica flore pleno Azaleas.

In 1914 because of the outbreak of the First World War a number of Belgian refugees arrived in Britain.  Several thousand of them found their way to Newcastle where John HB Noble (1865-1938) lived and worked.  He put some of them up on his estate at Sandhoe and some came with him to Ardkinglas in the summer and at Christmas.  At the end of the war John came to live full time at Ardkinglas with his family and a refugee family who had connections with a nursery in Belgium.  On their return home, in appreciation of the help they had received, they send a large shipment of Ghent and Rustica flore pleno Azaleas to Ardkinglas.  John’s wife Amie planted these in the Ladies Garden. There is ongoing research into naming the plants.

  

Woods, Coast and Hedgerow Foraging - with Mark Williams

Thursday 6th June 2019

A guided foray exploring the delicious, healthy and surprising wealth edible spring plants around the beautiful woods, coast and hedgerows of Ardkinglas Estate on Loch Fyne, Argyll. Enjoy a wild cook-in  and foraged cocktail afterwards.  The Link to book will be added soon. 

 

Woods, Coast and Hedgerow Foraging Fungi - with Mark Williams

Thursday 29th August 2019

A guided foray exploring the delicious, healthy and surprising wealth edible spring plants around the beautiful woods, coast and hedgerows of Ardkinglas Estate on Loch Fyne, Argyll. Enjoy a wild cook-in  and foraged cocktail afterwards.  The Link to book will be added soon.