Kinlochlaich Gardens

Parks & Gardens

Appin, Oban, Argyll, PA38 4BD

    Kinlochlaich Gardens are set around Kinlochlaich House in Appin, around half way between Fort William and Oban.

    The stunning gardens, which over look Castle Stalker, were originally laid out in about 1790 by John Campbell of Lochend. They feature a lovely octagonal walled garden, informal plantings, a spring garden and bluebell woodland walk. The walled garden includes a vegetable and fruit growing area and the flowers planted in the gardens range from rhododendrons and maples to magnolias and embothrium.

    In 1976, the Garden Plant Centre was opened and has developed over the years to offer one of the largest range of garden plant collections in Scotland. Many of these plants are displayed within the walled garden.

    Kinlochlaich Gardens are open under Scotland’s Garden Scheme and also part of the Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    March to mid October 7 days a week 9.30am to 5.00pm
    Mid October to end February by appointment


    • Children Welcome

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route

    Road Directions

    Appin is on the road between Oban and Fort William. The entrance to Kinlochlaich House is signposted beside the Police Station on the main road 300 metres north of the Port Appin junction.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- There are 3 trains a day from Glasgow Queen Street Station to each of Oban and Fort William. There is also an overnight sleeper train from London Euston to Fort William, which travels through spectacular scenery when you wake in the morning.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Glasgow and Inverness airports are both about 100 miles from Appin. Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh airports are a bit further. There are several car hire companies at all airports.

    Getting there by ferry:- There is an excellent ferry service directly to Scotland from Zeebrugge to Rosyth (near Edinburgh).

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