House Gardens

Ardkinglas House: Historic Garden

The historic gardens to the north of the House were laid out in the eighteenth century and include the 'Caspian' ornamental lake, the large D-shaped wall garden and the intricate Ladies' garden.  Bounded by a magnificent yew hedge through which trails a mass of the ‘Flame Creeper’ (Tropaeolum speciosum), the gardens and south-west of the House were constructed in the early 1900's and feature formal terraces, a fountain and some very notable plant specimens.

Fine views are to be had down the waters of Loch Fyne towards Inveraray.  Banks of deciduous azaleas provide colour and scent during the spring. The formally arranged collection of Ghent and Exbury hybrid azalea varieties in the Ladies' Garden is particular stunning.  Noteworthy specimens of Magnolia, Eucryphia and Stewartia can be found as the paths lead you from the formal terraced areas to the curving boundaries of the Caspian, which is a haven for wildlife. The locally rare Kingfisher may be spotted here.

View the House Garden Calendar and view House Garden leaflet.  Access to the garden is included in the house tour.

Weddings in the Ardkinglas House Garden

We are also very pleased to offer the House and Grounds for weddings, offering a magical and exclusive setting which is also very affordable.  See weddings for further details.