Events 2018

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Events 2018 


Ardkinglas House Tours (April to September)

Private Tours Available all year round


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 


Gruffalo Day - coming in April details will be up soon 


Galloway Wild Foods with Mark Williams -

Tuesday 24th April 2018 10.30am-3.00 pm 


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

£45.00 per person

To book please contact Angela Landon on 01499 600 222 or email

More information on Galloway Wild Foods please see link


 Scapa Fest 2018 The UK's Festival of Yoga and Adventure 4th - 6th May 


 Scapa Fest’s core mission is to create a community around yoga, movement, adventure and mindful living.

We aim to provide a unique transformational experience, in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, through a range of activities inspired by the natural world: a Festival of mind-body connection and unique opportunities for exploration, discovery, relaxation and connection.

 Find out more 



"Fakes & Forgeries"

A Talk by Curtis Dowling

From "Treasure Detectives" 

Friday 11th May 2018

                             Ardkinglas House 

 2.00pm—House Tour                                                                     £7.00

3.15pm—Talk by Curtis Dowling, followed by                                 £13.00

               Tea & Cakes & a chance to chat with Curtis

A talk of fakes & forgeries in the antique world by Curtis Dowling who has appeared in Rogue Traders, Cash in The Attic, Hoarders SOS and was a consultant on Lovejoy in the 1990’s

To book please contact the Estate Office on 01499 600261 or email


 Festival of Rhododendrons - Glorious Gardens of Argyll & Bute 

Open from Monday 14th -25th May 2018 (Subject to change, please keep an eye on this events page)

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.