Events 2020

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Events 2021


Ardkinglas Woodland Garden - OPEN, local use and with in goverment and travel guidance. 

Wonderful displays of colour through the seasons.

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.

On the shore at the head of Loch Fyne, set against a spectacular background of mountains and forest, Ardkinglas Woodland Garden has an outstanding collection of plants and trees. The Garden is famous for the mature champion trees (including the "mightiest conifer in Europe") and an exceptional collection of rhododendron.  An ancient mill, a scriptorium and a very visible and thriving population of red squirrels add to the attraction of the garden.

A visit to Ardkinglas Woodland Garden is a perfect family day out.  All the family will enjoy searching for the Gruffalo amongst the trees. Come along and see our new fairy trail. The garden is open all year round dawn to dusk with 

The beauty and sense of history in the garden will appeal to all visitors and the plant collection will delight those with a more specialist knowledge.


Ardkinglas House Tours - NO HOUSE TOURS AT THE MOMENT

(April to September on a Friday)

Private Tours Available all year round

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

The Present house at Ardkinglas was completed in the autumn of 1907 and is generally considered to be the architect Sir Robert Lorimer's masterpiece.

It was built at a time when traditional materials were skillfully and creatively mastered by expert craftsmen but where a wealth of new technology could be incorporated into the design. The house remains practically unaltered and is a very popular location for TV dramas, film production and product launches.

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

The House is still a much-loved family home and although not open to the public on a regular basis, a private tour of the house can be booked at any time of the year (minimum charge applies).

Booking is essential for all house tours.

Please phone 01499 600261 or email 



Scottish Snowdrop Festival 

23rd January - 6th March

We just love the little green shoots, into the wonderful dainty white flowers that emerge through the winters snow. Love the welcome sign that Spring is on its way. Come for a wander around this wonderful garden.

Scottish Rhododendron Festival  

2nd April - 30th May 

The Variety of Species, colour and smell of the rhododendrons at Ardkinglas at this time of year attracts the specialist and the wanderer. Rhododendrons have been grown here for a number of years and include some unusual and historic plants especially a collection of red rhododendron hybrids raised by Lord Glenkinglas. Also on the Bodnant Bank are plants which originated from Bodnant Garden in North Wales. Along with the rhododendrons take time to view the champion trees and give the “mightiest conifer in Britain” a hug. See also the Ladies Garden, Ardkinglas.

Scapafest 30th April - 2nd May  

Back for a 3rd year! 

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 


Bluebell Festival 

1st - 30th May 

The vivid blue carpet of deliciously fragrant Bluebells is at its peak. In the damper areas, the huge yellow flowers and large leaves of Lysichiton americanus, the Skunk Cabbage, emerge. Deciduous Azaleas are in flower producing their heady perfume.


Mark Williams - Galloway Wild Foods

Please click on the date for more information and to book.

6th May 

17th June

2nd September

23rd September


Office Space now available  

Ardkinglas Estate, with the help of Leader funding has constructed a new building that houses eight offices or quiet workshops over 2 floors at the head of Loch Fyne just off the A83.  Each floor has an unattended lobby, a communal staff room and toilets.  The offices are about 30 sq. m. 

Rent is in the region of £15.00 per square metre per month i.e. about £450 per month.  The rental includes heat and light but excludes phones, lines, internet and business rates.  There will be a service charge to cover cleaning of the inside communal areas, maintenance of the outside areas, water and waste water charges of £100 per month

Please contact the estate office for more information to leave an expression of interest - 01499 600261 /