Kinlochlaich House Gardens

A Gardens in Benderloch and Appin

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The gardens are set around Kinlochlaich House, having been laid out about 1790 by John Campbell of Lochend. They incorporate a fine hexagonal walled garden, informal plantings, spring garden and bluebell woodland walk. The Garden Plant Centre commenced in 1976 and has developed over the years to offer one of the largest range of plants in Scotland. It must be one of the very few centres which uses a walled garden in which to demonstrate and display plants.

The aim continues to be one of offering the best selection of garden plants, with sound horticultural knowledge and with specimens established around the grounds, displaying maturity and habit. New additions are sought continually and we trial plants for suitability.

Open: All year round 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 5.30pm Sundays, April to September.

Getting there: Midway between Oban and Fort William on the A828, entrance beside Appin Police Station.

Facilities available: Self Catering Accommodation. Garden Centre - plants for sale, Disabled access with assistance, toilet, plants for sale, parking. Pier House seafood restaurant and Hotel Airds Hotel, Port Appin, Stalker Castle View cafe

Kinlochlaich House Gardens

Appin
Argyll
PA38 4BD
T 01631 730342
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Benderloch and Appin

Five miles short of Oban in the village of Connel, you find the impressive canilevered bridge over the entrance to Loch Etive and above the Falls of Lora. This is the road that leads North to Ballachulish, Appin and Fort William, but first it leads to the beautiful area of Benderloch. The first landmark is the North Connel Oban airport, before you find the Ledaig caravan park. It is worth coming here if only for the most idyllic setting from which to watch the sunsets over the Firth of Lorn towards Mull, perfectly framed by Dunstaffnage castle to your left and the Isle of Lismore to your right. After Ledaig, you enter the village of Benderloch with its useful village general store which accesses the Tralee penninsula, (and the Karting track) before the road takes you to the Sea Life Centre and on to Barcaldine and Appin, the gateway to Lismore. Benderloch in many ways has much more to recommend it as an area to visit than Oban town in that you feel more connected to the stunning rugged beauty of the West.