Argyll & Bute council's show garden

Ardencraig Lane High Craigmore Rothesay PA20 9EZ
Ardencraig Garden accepts dogs


Award Winning Argyll and Bute Council Show Garden. Expert planting, greenhouses, avary and ponds. Open 1st May until the end of September. Partial wheelchair access to gardens and glasshouses. Toilets and disabled toilets, baby changing room.

Key Services / Products

Partially Accessible

Ardencraig Garden is partially wheelchair accessible. Before visiting you may wish to contact them for clarification if this is a concern.

When Colin visited Ardencraig Garden...

Colin the sheep visits Ardencraig Garden

Colin pictures are © Stephen Doak and used under licence
You can buy prints and other Colin merchandise from Picture Bute
... or for less than the price of a coffee you can become a Colin Patron

Location of Ardencraig Garden



Ardencraig Garden has a car park for the use of customers.

Public Transport

Ardencraig Garden is on the West Coast Motors 488 and 491/492 bus routes.

Show in StreetView

Recommendations for Ardencraig Garden

CLASSbased on 1 review

A hidden gem beloved by many

NB: As at the time of writing, March 2021, Ardencraig Garden is under threat of closure having had its funding jeopardised in Argyll & Bute Council cost-saving measures. A local campaign is under way to reverse this decision or come up with alternative ways that the gardens can be saved.

A beautiful hidden gem just outside Rothesay - lovely beds with more exotic species in greenhouses, plus a small aviary. Most of the plants grown on here are looked after by a knowledgeable gardening team and will be transplanted into the stunning seaside displays and hanging baskets and planters around the town during the summer.

Leave a recommendation for Ardencraig Garden Now!

See Also...

See details for Argyll & Bute Council instead

Argyll & Bute Council

General council services enquiry centre and registry office

See details for Rothesay Library instead

Rothesay Library

Public lending library

See details for Rothesay Victorian Toilets instead

Rothesay Victorian Toilets

Fully functional original Victorian public toilets

What's New on Bute?

The information presented here is collected from the public domain or has been provided by previous customers, users of or visitors to Ardencraig Garden. It is presented in good faith but is not warranted to be complete or free from errors. E&OE.

The large image depicting Ardencraig Garden used at the top of this page is a derivative work based on an original image by Jonathan NĂ©lis published under CC-BY-SA 2.0 The original image was cropped. The original image was stylised. The derivative work may therefore be reused under CC-BY-SA 2.0.