Ard Daraich Garden is a lovely informal hill garden on the shores of Loch Linnhe, with the hills of Ardgour providing a stunning backdrop. Although the soil is thin and the climate challenging, the garden abounds with colour, structure and interest fusing plantings from the East and West. There is a splendid collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, interspersed with species of Magnolia, Sorbus, Acer, Populus, Quercus, Larix and Pinus. Native plants compliment the formal plantings and include bluebells, bog asphodel, tutsan and devils' bit scabious.
There is a network of paths through the garden and numerous benches from which to enjoy the garden and admire the fine views of Loch Linnhe. There is also a lovely pond. The garden extends to the opposite side of the road (the lower garden), with free roaming hens and views of Ben Nevis.
The Ard Daraich Garden is testament to a passion for gardening and what can be achieved with insight and determination.
Take time to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this hidden gem.
Gardens open Spring to Autumn. There is a small admission charge with proceeds to Scotland's Garden Beneficiaries.
If you wish to visit please contact the owners, Norrie and Anna Maclaren on 01855 841384 beforehand.