Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Setting out from Oban, you'll travel through some breathtakingly beautiful coastal scenery, including saltwater lochs and quaint, traditional villages.
Arduaine Garden nestles on the shore of Loch Melfort. This idyllic location boasts superb views out to Asknish Bay and the islands of Shuna, Luing, Scarba and Jura -- some of the wildest islands off the coast of Scotland. In perfect contrast, Arduaine Garden's sheltered location takes you on a mini journey across the plant world. Encapsulating the intimacy of a private garden yet with a world-class collection, Arduaine offers enchanting woodlands, pristine lawns, lily-strewn ponds, and spectacular, award-winning displays of rhododendrons and azaleas. Developed by one of the great Victorian plant hunters, James Campbell, and now in the care of the National
Trust for Scotland, this unique 20-acre garden is home to a huge variety of plants from around the globe. Some rare and tender species surprisingly thrive in the warm, west coastal climate. From great towering trees to colorful herbaceous borders, from moss-covered rocks to magnificent blue Tibetan poppies and giant Himalayan lilies, Arduaine Garden will delight and intrigue you at every turn.
A panoramic drive via the coastal route brings you back to the ship at Oban.
Notes: The visit to the gardens includes an introduction by your guide and free time so you can explore the gardens on your own. You will receive a map of the gardens, and the guide will remain on hand to answer any questions and provide assistance. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a rain jacket.