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 the Isle of Gighas' warm microclimate, the 54 acre Gardens hosts many notable and unusual plants and trees from around the world. The Achamore Gardens are run by the Achamore Gardens Trust which was establish in 2017. The Trust exists to lead the restoration of Achamore Gardens and their mandate from the Gardens’ community is to not only invite people to celebrate the wild beauty of Achamore but also to facilitate participation, engagement and regeneration. For the latest news and updates you can follow AGT online via our website and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. @achamoregardens #achamoregardens
How to find us
Travel, visitor and Ferry Information: www.gigha.org.uk ACHAMORE GARDENS, ISLE OF GIGHA, SCOTLAND, PA41 7AD
Four Star attraction by Visit Scotland in Summer 2013.
- The Horlick Collection: Rhododendrons, Camellias, Azaleas and global plants.
- Walled Garden - big borders with mix of sub tropical plants.
- Garden Viewpoint - has stunning views over to the islands of Islay and Jura
- Forest Walks - with rare trees from around the world, a pond and glades.
- Isle of Gigha: fabulous local nature sites, food, crafts and attractions.
Guided tours can be set up on request for groups and individuals. Please contact the Achamore Gardens Trust to arrange your visit.
Group Visits via touring ships and coaches etc. can be set up on request. Please contact the Achamore Gardens Trust to arrange the details of your visit.
Volunteering / internships opportunites
VOLUNTEER Whether you are an individual or group, family, avid gardener, skilled horticulturalist, or just like getting your green thumbed hands in the dirt, we want to hear from you! The Volunteer Programme for 2017 will consist of Drop in Morning and Afternoon Sessions, Family Group Sessions, and Weekend Camping Volunteer Experiences. To take part in our Volunteers Programme register with us online. www.achamoregardenstrust.com/volunteer EVENTS Summer 2017 Events Calendar see: www.achamoregardenstrust/news or follow us online @achmoregardens. If you would like to propose an event for the gardens please get in touch. Proposal forms can be obtained via [email protected] ISLE OF STORIES Isle of Stories is a collection of creative encounters and opportunities for storytelling, story making and story sharing. Over the course of 2017/18 Achamore Gardens will be partnering with Isle of Gigha School to suport their creative and playful adventures in nature through events which aim to showcase the Heritage of Gigha, its people, gardens, farms and wild places. Our programme will also feature Open Calls for local, national and international creative practitioners to create site specific works within Achamore Gardens and Gigha's Wild spaces. If you would like to take part in this programme contact us: [email protected]m
- Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
- Meconopsis and Woodland Gardens
- Water Gardens
- Rose Gardens
- Tree Collection
- Autumn Colour
- Wild Berries
- Winter Gardens/Winter Structure
- Daffodil Displays
- Bluebell Displays
Opening Timesalso: Open from Dawn until Dusk
Admission pricesAdult: 6.00 Child: 3.00 Family: 15.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children) Members: Admissions through Donations and look out for our special offers over the year. Entry is free
FacilitiesPicnic area Car park Toilets Pushchair friendly Dog friendly Assistance Dogs Events
AddressAchamore Gardens, Achamore Gardens Trust Achamore House Isle of Gigha ,PA41 7AD
Phone01583 505390 (For AGT ask for Amy Wilson)