Barochreal Gardens

About

Barochreal Gardens is a beautiful bee-friendly garden situated 9 miles from Oban. 

Starting in 2006, the garden has blossomed into what you see today, featuring a bank of rhododendrons and azaleas, a rose garden, water feature with rockery, a pond with island, raised vegetable beds, and waterfalls, as well as burns.

Barochreal has been supporting Argyll Animal Aid for the past 8 years and is part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme.

Biodiversity

When you’re walking around the garden on the maintained paths, which lead to stunning view points, don’t be surprised to encounter a rare butterfly. 

Studies have revealed that rare butterflies inhabit the small glen by the waterfall. On top of that, there are 40 different species of moths. 

But there’s more than just things that fly, there are more than 70 species of wildflowers in the grounds, red squirrels, pine martens, and a wide range of birds also occupy the garden. 

 

Directions

As stated on the Scotland’s Garden Scheme website, Barochreal Gardens is fifteen minutes south of Oban. Please disregard SatNav. On the main A816 Oban to Lochgilphead road just to the south of the village of Kilninver on the left-hand side of the road. Bus Oban – Lochgilpead stops at Kilninver School, short walk after. 

More information

To visit the garden, please email antoinettemitchell1946@gmail.com to arrange a booking. 

Admission costs £5 for adults (children free), and 60% of proceeds goes towards Argyll Animal Aid. 

 

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