The Gardens

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden.

Arboretum including Champion Trees and renowned collection of Rhododendrons and Azaleas - particularly suitable for visiting May and June when in full flower but worth a visit at any time of year. Dramatic views over Loch Fyne, Old Mill on banks of River Fyne which runs through the gardens, Scriptorium and many other unique features.  The garden is on several levels with various terrains to suit a variety of abilities and preferences.  Partially wheel chair and pram friendly, steep in places. 

The Gruffalo & Fairy Trail is a must visit for all.  We have just installed a slide into the woodland garden.  Come and have a go! 

Open all year round, dawn to dusk.  

Click here for a short video of our Woodland Garden. - by Candideuk

Entrance fees apply at all times.

Admission: £5 per adult, £2.50 per child (4-16 years) 3 & under Free.

Season tickets are available at an annual cost of £20 allowing unlimited visits throughout the year to the Woodland Garden.

You can pay online with Beyonk, or on arrival with Cash, BACS or Paypal scan.

All admission goes directly into maintaining and looking after this wonderful woodland with the collection of trees and plants, which is maintained by Ardkinglas Estate for our visitors and community.                                                                                       

Check out our What's On page for anything going on at the Garden or Estate.

Some fairies & elfs have decided to make there homes right here at our woodland garden, come and visit them. 


If you are using SAT NAV, use PA26 8BG this will take you direct to the Woodland Gardens.  

If you are NOT using SAT NAV, please follow signs to Cairndow off the A83.  We are close to the Kilmorich Church. 

You will enter Ardkinglas Estate through large black gates, Woodland Gardens Parking is on your left. 

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Places to eat near by:  The Tree Shop 1 mile away at the top of Loch Fyne, Stagecoach Inn - Cairndow Village 

To find out what can be enjoyed in the Woodland Gardens at any time of the year, see the Garden Calendar. Beyond the upper end of the Gardens lies a route to a further network of wilder woodland walks. Download a map of the Woodland Garden Walk.  

Dogs welcome, on a lead at all times please

A member of the National Tree Collection of Scotland

Visitor comment: 'Stunning garden, well worth seeing'

'The best garden that I have ever seen in the entire UK. The trees are absolutely amazing. The land is rather fairy and probably can only be found in The Lord of the Rings. Highly recommended. Will visit again.' April 2023

'What a beautiful garden.  We loved visiting and with plenty nature treasures' 

'One of my favorite places I stopped on my journey through Scotland. Photos just can’t do justice to the sheer size of some of these trees, and the walk past the old mill is gorgeous. I was alone for my walk, but it would have been a great place to visit with kids.' April 2023

'The most beautiful garden we've seen at the end of our visit in Scotland! Really marvellous! Thanks!!' I & G D, Austria - July 2022

'Gorgeous place for a walk in the sunshine. It is dog friendly and a very large space to walk around with great views. Good for people of all ages, especially kids with the gruffalo trail and new slide!' March 2023

'Lovely nature walk, children loved the Gruffalo & Fairy Trail'



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