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Tranquil Oasis

I popped here while on the island and loved the place. So calm and tranquil. The traditional... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A hidden gem in Rothesay

I've been coming to the Isle of Bute for 20 years but have never managed a visit to Ardencraig... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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Ardencraig Gardens Ardencraig Lane, Rothesay PA20 9EZ, Scotland
+44 1700 504644
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I popped here while on the island and loved the place. So calm and tranquil. The traditional greenhouses were a riot of colour as were the formal flower beds. There was a small display of cacti and some birds in aviaries. It's only small but...More

Thank Squither
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to the Isle of Bute for 20 years but have never managed a visit to Ardencraig Gardens. Finally got there this year and it's BEAUTIFUL!!! Quite small, and done in an hour, but heavenly. I was going to go alone but my...More

Thank JanetLambert
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Spent a good hour looking round these gardens, no entrance fee and colours quite impressive also has quite impressive bird avery , well worth a visit

Thank Lozza101
Reviewed July 1, 2018

beautiful gardens well worth a visit. colours are beautiful and the gardens are extemely well kept.the lady there is very helpful and friendly. exotic aviary is wonderful.

Thank glencoehiker
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Enoyed this garden of eden for decades. Poorly signposted and not easiest place to find,take the road uphill opposite the old craigmore pier tearooms on the seafront. What awaits you is well worth the effort. The gardens are on the left hand side as you...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Nice planning and easy to navigate. Nice plant colours and shapes. Bit away from town but worth a walk around if near the area.

2  Thank jay w
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Lovely grounds, no coffee shop as advertised. Or toilets. Think the garden was past it's best and the weather was wet

1  Thank AlysonBradford
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We set off towards the gardens in the late afternoon, taking the walk through Bogany woods at the back of the town. We joined half way up Serpentine hill, the route was well sign posted. It was a fantastic walk, our kids loved it, catching...More

Thank katie s
Reviewed June 19, 2017

To reach it from the centre of town takes half an hour walk through a forest, but views are to good to miss. The gardens are maintained by the council and very tranquil place, beautifully kept indoor and outdoor flower beds, birds, wee brook, a...More

Thank Yoliana2013
Reviewed May 6, 2017

This nursery for the wonderful displays down by the harbour in Rothesay is at the end of a wonderful walk from the town. We went along the seafront, and returned via the tranquil woodland walk that gives wonderful views across the tall guest houses to...More

Thank Terry L
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