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We are pleased to announce that some of our gardens will re-open from 15 July. We are currently updating our opening information. Please check back from 10 July, and also be sure to check our website before setting out to any of our openings to be sure to have the latest information and relevant government advice. If you are not wishing to attend openings just now, you can still visit many of our gardens through our Virtual Garden Visits.


Connel, Oban PA37 1PR
Mr T E Nelson
T:01631 710223
The 20-acre woodland garden, overlooking Loch Etive, has been planted over the last century with a wide range of trees and shrubs from Asia, China, Japan, North America, Chile and New Zealand. Many have grown to considerable size. The light woodland canopy consists of native oaks and a number of magnificent 150-year-old Scots pines and European larch. Amongst these are open glades, carpeted with bluebells and numerous other bulbs. Two ponds and streams are planted with primulas, iris species, lysichitum, and astilbes. The woodland contains innumerable species of rhododendron and azalea, of which the triflorums and yunnanense are outstanding. Amongst these are species of acer, betula, camellia, cercidiphyllum, cornus, crinodendron, drimys, embothrium, enkianthus, eucryphia, hoheria, magnolia, malus, nothofagus, pieris, sorbus, stewartia, telopea and viburnum. Beside the house is a giant Douglas fir from Douglas' original introduction. One of the first Dawyck beeches stands beside the drive. The autumn colour is very fine.

Directions: On the A85 two miles east of Connel. Car park at bottom of drive.

1 January - 31 December (Saturdays only), 10am - 4pm (2020)
Admission £5.00, children free.
· Macmillan Cancer Support 60%.
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