Arduaine Garden


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Address and contact details
Arduaine, By Oban, Argyll, PA34 4XQ
Tel: 01852 200366
Fax: 01852 200366
Latitude: 56° 14' 06" N
Longitude: 5° 33' 12" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:The National Trust for Scotland
Umbrella organisation:National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, The National Trust for Scotland
Personnel
Maurice Wilkins
Contact person: Maurice Wilkins
Total Staff:3
Policies
Accessions:As for The National Trust for Scotland
Collections:To continue to expand the Rhododendron collection, particularly sections Azaleastrum, Chionastrum and subsections Boothia, Edgeworthia and Maddenia; also plants from South America, especially Chile.
Physical environment
Aspect:South and varied
Total area:8 ha
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Tallest Gevuina avellana, Eucalyptus urnigera, Rhododendron protistum, and Thujopsis dolobrata var. hondae in the British Isles
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Eastern Asia, Southern South America
Special families within the collections:
Ericaceae, Gesneriaceae, Podocarpaceae, Magnoliaceae, Araliaceae, Iridaceae, Hydrangeaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Rhodendron, Mitraria, Asteranthera, Podocarpus, Gevuina, Lomatia, Embothrium, Magnolia, Pieris, Libertia, Hydrangea
Special collections:
Conifer, ICCP, – 2 Genera, 2 Species, 2 Taxa, 2 Plants.
Chile, ICCP – 21 Genera, 21 Species, 2 Taxa, 34 Plants.
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:Q&A
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:Guide Book and 75 Significant Plants
Identifications:No
Teaching and Education:Primary, secondary
Interpretation:Brochures, guided trails, lectures, signs, supervised garden tours
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:No
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:21,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 9.30am-sunset
Guiding principles behind the collection
The Trust will ensure the permanent preservation of Arduaine Garden as a garden of outstanding horticultural and artistic value for the benefit of the nation.
Location map
Location map

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