Visitors come to Ardtornish to enjoy the beauty of an outstanding natural landscape, with the contrast between long vistas across sea loch and open hill and closer views of wooded glen, river and waterfall. The original planting of the site in the late nineteenth century was intended to be enjoyed by approach from the sea, with the towers of Ardtornish House springing from a semi-circle of trees, mainly evergreen.
There is much to see throughout the year, but the main interest begins in March with expanses of daffodils and early flowering rhododendrons. This accelerates into April, May and June when species rhododendrons, followed by hybrids and deciduous azaleas, come into flower. Extremes of colour are kept for autumn when acer, cercidiphyllum, enkianthus and prunus blaze away alongside the berries of sorbus, cotoneaster and berberis.
Self catering flats and cottages are available all year round.
“A woodland garden, planted to make the most of the Highland scenery of hill, cliff and loch.”