Achamore Gardens

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

You can download a map of Achamore Gardens here

Please take our short survey to help us develop the experience at Achamore Gardens.

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