Achamore Gardens

You can download a map of Achamore Gardens here

Created by Colonel Sir James Horlick with the assistance of Gardener Kitty Lloyd Jones in 1944, Achamore Gardens is the home of Horlick’s renowned Rhododendron and Camellia Collection. Flourishing in Gigha's warm microclimate, the 54-acre Gardens hosts many notable and unusual plants and trees from around the world. 

The woodland walks with Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, New Zealand tree ferns, Hydrangeas and Fuchsias complement the walled gardens with it’s tender exotics, herbaceous borders and a Bamboo Maze for all to enjoy. The Garden Viewpoint has stunning exposed views over to the islands of Islay and Jura while the pond area offers a secluded oasis.

The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust, owner of the gardens, has employed a new Head Gardener as of March 2020 and is actively working to restore and develop Achamore Gardens.

To register your interest in volunteering at Achamore Gardens, please contact Head Gardener, Bryony White, by emailing

The entrance fee is £6.00 per person. There is an honesty box for cash and a card reader for contactless cards only. Payment may also be made by bank transfer into bank account 00353889, Sort Code 80-05-93 or via PayPal account

Please use 'Gardens' as the payment reference, thank you.

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