Events 2018


Events 2018 


Ardkinglas House Tours (April to September)

Private Tours Available all year round

Please note we have no house tours on Friday 27th April and Friday 4th May.

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

Friday from 6th April to 28th September, please be aware the only house tour in June will be the 29th.

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 




Woodland Garden & The Gruffalo Trail


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

Admission by donation £5 per person, £15 per family.

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

For more information on our garden - please click here 



 Festival of Rhododendrons - Glorious Gardens of Argyll & Bute 

Open from Monday 14th -25th May 2018 

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

Magnificent Ghent and Rustica flore pleno Azaleas at Ardkinglas

Some information: 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. 







VEG-UP 2018


Join us for a fun relaxed evening of delicious food at the first of Ardkinglas’s Pop-Up Vegan Feasts - one on 8th of June and one on 13th October.

Alison Sykora, Isabella Sumsion and Jim Davison will be using a mixture of foraged ingredients with exciting tasty meat free alternatives to create a delicious meal for all the senses, showcasing the wonders of vegan cooking.

The night will kick off with curious cocktails at 6:30pm followed by a variety of inventive dishes using flavors from around the world with as many local ingredients as possible.

Bring your friends and enjoy the rare opportunity to eat in the stunning Edwardian dining room.

£35 per person – includes 3+ courses and cocktails. BYOB.

As a special early summer treat, come early and wander around the beautiful hidden Ladies gardens hidden in a quiet corner of Ardkinglas House gardens not usually open to the public. £5 per person.

Spaces are limited so book soon!

For more information call 07774567265.

To book please contact

Advance payment necessary and non-refundable due to limited spaces!