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An Ceardach Gardens. Near Carradale, Kintyre

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Scotland’s west coast is home to some of the best displays of Rhododendrons.

From March onwards you will be able to see wonderful displays of camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons around the Carradale area.

About 3 miles from Carradales are 5 acres of land which have been transformed into a beautiful garden. There are some different types of large Rhododendrons, Camellias, Magnolias, Hydrangeas and lots of unusual trees and shrubs with something to see at all times of the year. Wildflower meadows are spectacular from daffodil time through fritillaries and bluebells to summer flowers. There is a fantastic vegetable garden and many landscaping features, including flower borders, streams, fountain, ponds, a rock face. The garden contains a number of sculptures and fairy doors.

The garden is in a sheltered location, with stunning views across Kilbrannan Sound to the Isle of Arran. If you watch closely you can see otters, seals and even dolphins passing by.

Christine D Russell has her art studio here from where she paints Sea and landscaping works and from time to time the small gallery will exhibit a selection of her work.

The garden is open 11.00am till 4.00pm March to October by appointment (tel. 01586551762) with donations to local charity.

Email: christinedianarussell@btinternet.com
Website: www.wix.com/anceardach/gallery
Address: An Ceardach, Peninver, Campbeltown PA28 6QP
Grid ref. NR 758242

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