Rhododendrons and azaleas abound and flower from April to June. Very fine specimens of Cedrus deodars
, Sequoiadendron giganteum
(wellingtonia), Cryptomeria japonica
, Taxus baccata
and others thrive in the damp climate. The Flag-Borders on each side of the main drive with paths in the shape of Scotland’s national flag, the St Andrew’s Cross, are outstanding in spring with Prunus
‘Ukon’ and P. subhirtella
and are underplanted with rhododendrons, eucryphias, shrubs and herbaceous plants giving interest all year. Bluebell Festival during flowering period in May.
Inveraray is 60 miles north of Glasgow on the banks of Loch Fyne on the A83 and 15 miles from Dalmally on the A819. Regular bus service from Glasgow - Lochgilphead.
17 July - 31 October (not Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays), 10am - 5:45pm. Admission charge is for the Castle and Garden. As per government advice please book in advance using the link www.inveraray-castle.com/buy-tickets . (2020)
Admission £12.50, children free.
· Donation to SGS Beneficiaries.
Assistance dogs allowed within the garden. Last admission to garden is 5pm.