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Achamore Gardens

Isle of Gigha PA41 7AD
The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust
Current Openings:
Saturday 4 May, 10am - 4pm (2024)
Admission £7.00, children free.
Nominated charity: Gigha Village Hall 60%.
Description: Created by Colonel Sir James Horlick with the assistance of Gardener Kitty Lloyd Jones in 1944, Achamore Gardens is the home of Horlick’s renowned rhododendron and camellia collection. Flourishing in Gigha's warm microclimate, the 54-acre gardens host many notable and unusual plants and trees from around the world. The woodland walks with rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, New Zealand tree ferns, hydrangeas and fuchsias complement the walled garden's tender exotics, herbaceous borders and bamboo maze. The garden viewpoint has stunning views over to Islay and Jura while the pond area offers a secluded oasis. After years of decline, The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust is now actively working to restore and develop Achamore Gardens.

Directions: Access to Gigha is via CalMac ferry. Gigha can be explored by foot or bicycle so you can choose to leave your vehicle for free at the Tayinloan ferry car park and help to avoid congestion of traffic on Gigha's single track roads. The garden is three-quarters of a mile from the ferry.

Other details: The garden is also open to visitors through the season.

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