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Festival of Rhododendrons

April 11, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

This year is the first Scottish Festival of Rhododendrons organised by the Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute. To celebrate, our neighbours Arduaine Garden are having a guided tour with Head Gardner Maurice Wilkins, 26th April, 2:30pm Throughout Argyll events will be taking place in special gardens between 1st April and 31st May such as exhibitions, crafts, ...

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Treasured Memories

September 21, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

When they were here in 1994 they visited Arduaine Garden and a photographer took a photo of them sitting on a bench. This photo was turned into a postcard. Mrs Vaane came and told Sarah at Reception all about their visits over the years and how wonderful it was to be able to return again ...

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A Visit to Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto at Arduaine Garden was a winter wonderland on Saturday and Sunday after a lovely sprinkling of snow over the garden. Ben Potter and Hugh Ross found out they had been a little bit naughty this year but mostly very good, so Santa would be coming to deliver presents at their houses on Christmas ...

Arduaine Garden Bat Box Installation

Head gardener Maurice Wilkes and Rick Potter from the Arduaine Garden Support Group helped local school children from Craignish Primary School install bat and squirrel boxes into Arduaine garden today. This is a joint project to encourage more children to take an interest and visit the garden, along with educational benefit and, of course, creating ...

Easter Eggstravaganza

A sunny Easter Eggstravaganza was held recently at the NTS Arduaine Garden next door to Loch Melfort Hotel. A fabulous sunny day really helped boost the numbers coming to visit and join in the Cadbury Easter Egg trail and the extra Easter activites put on by the Arduaine Garden Support Group. Face painting, easter egg ...

Loch Melfort Hotel Wins National Award for Excellent Social Responsibility

The winners of the 2010 national HRS Hotel Excellence Awards were revealed at a special ceremony in central London this week, and Loch Melfort Hotel was the proud winner of one of the most important awards of the year – the “Excellent Social Responsibility” award. Hotel professionals and businesses from around the country gathered for ...

Scottish Snowdrop Festival

At this time of year Scotland is awash with white, and it’s not just the snow. Everywhere, snowdrops are appearing; slowly at first, but very soon they will be on display in their full glory, heralding the arrival of Spring. The Scottish Snowdrop Festival runs from 1 Feb – 15 March as a celebration of ...

New Partnership to Secure Arduaine’s Success

An innovative new partnership to help promote the National Trust for Scotland’s Arduaine Garden in Argyll has been confirmed by the conservation charity today. The garden has entered into a joint-working arrangement with the adjacent Loch Melfort Hotel and is also receiving valuable support from the recently established Arduaine Garden Support Group. Under the new ...

Topping the Field

The tractor was in today topping (cutting the grass) both fields in front of the hotel to prevent the spread of Dock seed into the NTS Arduaine Garden next door and in preparation for a helicopter due to land at the hotel tomorrow.

Arduaine Garden Saved for a Year

The National Trust for Scotland announced yesterday that there will be a one year reprieve for Arduaine Garden whilst further funding is found - but this is great news.