Visitor Information

Address: Ardchattan Priory Garden, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1RQ
tel: 01796 481355


1st April – 31st October 2019 : 9.30am – 5.30pm daily

Fete:  tbc

Entrance Fee:

The price is £5.00 per person, payable by cash at an honesty box on entry. Children up to 16 are free.

Group payments may be made in advance, enquiries by email ().


The car park is suitable for cars and minibuses, it is situated just inside the front gates at the start of the garden. Buses can park on the verge outside the gates, as the garden starts immediately inside the gate, this does not involve any extra walking for visitors. Buses can turn by following the road on for 300m where there is a pier and turning space.


The garden is situated off the Oban / Fort William road (A85/A828), take the Bonawe turn immediately north of Connel Bridge along the north side of Loch Etive. It is well signposted. Although the last 5 miles is on a narrow road, buses can use it with care.

Disabled Access:

The paths are suitable for wheelchairs, although they can become soft in very wet weather. There is a disabled toilet.

Further information:

There are no catering facilities, however for groups that would like to provide their own refreshments, we can by prior arrangement open up the hall for a cost of £30 per group. A picture of the hall, with its interesting collection of stuffed fish and deer can be seen below.
We regret there is no garden guiding facility available, however there are information sheets available by the paybox. There is no catering, shop or plant sales. There is a toilet available for visitors use.


We have a holiday flat available to let. Please see the nursery flat page on this website for further information. Alternatively here are some some properties to consider.

Blarcreen House

Offers luxury  Bed and Breakfast accommodation in an elegant, granite-built Victorian mansion,


Craig Cottage

Secluded off-grid holiday cottage on shore of Loch Etive.