Achamore Gardens, Isle of Gigha
Achamore Gardens are set on the Isle of Gigha, and is short ferry ride from the mainland.
Achamore Gardens are set on the beautiful Scottish Island of Gigha with its white sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery..
Sir James Horlick acquired the estate in 1944 he wished to establish a garden to grow his more tender Rhododendrons.
He managed this by cutting small clearings in the Ponticum and trees and by 1970 the garden was full and looked magnificent. On his death he left some of his collection to the National Trust for Scotland so that rare species could be propagated and shared with other great gardens.
Island web site gives Virtual Tour of Achamore Gardens.
Bed and Breakfast is available in Achamore House set in the centre of the gardens.
Achamore Gardens 2020 Opening Times
Open all year. Refreshments at Hotel, park car at ferry on mainland, and garden then about 3/4 mile walk. Bus service from Glasgow but takes 3 hours!
How do I get to the Isle of Gigha and Achamore Gardens?
You can take a ferry from the mainland and walk to the Gardens - about 1 mile.
See Isle of Gigha Ferry details
- Street: Achamore Gardens
- Postcode: PA41 7AD
- City: Isle of Gigha
- County: Argyll and Bute
- Country: United Kingdom
HOTELS AND PLACES TO STAY NEAR TO GARDEN
If you want to take a break, why not stay in one of our recommended hotels.