Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Last updated: 22 November 2022

Address and contact details
c/o Estate Office, Ardkinglas Estate, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BH
Tel: 01499 600261, 01499 600372
Fax: 01499 600241
Latitude: 56° 15' 0" N
Longitude: 4° 56' 3" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:Private, J. Noble
Umbrella organisation:National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, Scottish Natural Heritage
David Gray
Mr J. Noble
Contact person: David Gray
Total Staff:4
Accessions:It is not intended that the garden compete with purely botanical collections, and so individual plants are selected upon merit rather than a deliberate policy to collect specific taxa.
Collections:Ardkinglas Woodland Garden contains a mixture of gardenworthy plants (predominately trees and shrubs) which include a random selection of material of known wild origin, it is hoped that in a small way these plants will be available to assist scientific research. It is proposed to increase the known-wild-origin material within the garden by approximately 10% over each of the next five years; however, once again, the selection will be random rather than the result of a specific acquisition policy.
Physical environment
Altitude:1-100 m
Soil type:Sand
Total area:25 ha
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Five champion trees including a Fitzroya cupressoides
Special families within the collections:
Pinaceae, Ericaceae, Cupressaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Abies, Picea, Rhododendron, Thuja, Fitzroya
Special collections:
Conifers, ICCP ,Two sites: House & Woodland Garden – 25 Genera, 40 Taxa, 40 Species, 188 Plants.
Abies, NCCPG – 33 Species.
Picea, NCCPG – 24 Species.
Record Keeping:Kept since 1995
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Teaching and Education:Primary, secondary, potential for taxonomic
Interpretation:Brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Café, plant shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:3500
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: Daylight hours
Guiding principles behind the collection
To conserve and enhance the historic landscape character and associated plant collections whilst simultaneously extending the plant collection, where appropriate, to assist scientific research.
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