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Crarae Garden

Crarae will reopen in April 2024.
A spectacular 50-acre woodland garden in a dramatic setting. Crarae has a wonderful collection of woody plants centred on the Crarae Burn, which is spanned by several bridges and tumbles through a rocky gorge in a series of cascades. A wide variety of shrubs and trees chosen for spring flowering and autumn colour grow in the shelter of towering conifers, and the lush, naturalistic planting and rushing water gives the feel of a Himalayan valley.

Since acquiring the garden in 2001, the National Trust for Scotland has restored the infrastructure, replacing bridges, steps and paths, and new plantings include many recently collected, wild-origin Rhododendrons. The National Collection of Nothofagus is to be found at Crarae.

Getting there: 10 miles south of Inveraray on A83.

Facilities available: Wheelchair access limited to lower garden. Toilets including wheelchair accessible, visitor centre/shop/plant sales open March 1st - 31st August, 10.00-5.00 pm; 1 September - 31 October 10.00-5.00 pm Thursday to Monday, well-behaved dogs on short leads welcomed, guided tours by prior arrangement.
Contact Information
Opening Dates:
1st January - 31st December
Opening Times:
9.30 am - dusk
Contact: Property Manager/Visitor Services Manager
Tel: 01546 886614
Address: Crarae Garden, Minard, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8YA
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