Scotland's Gardens

Maolachy's Garden


Maolachy's Garden


Three acres of Woodland Garden with a tumbling burn - created in a small glen over 40 years.  At an altitude of 450 feet and two weeks behind the coast we have a shorter growing season. By not struggling to grow tender or late species we can enjoy those that are happy to grow well here and give us all much pleasure. Snowdrops, followed by early rhodies, masses of daffodils in many varieties, bluebells, wild flowers and azaleas, primulas and irises.  A productive veg patch and tunnel feed the gardener and family!


A816 to Kilmelford. Turn uphill between shop and church, signposted Lochavich 6, steep and twisty road with hairpin bend shortly after leaving village, check for passing places. Maolachy Drive is 4 miles from village. Cross 3 county cattle grids; after the third IGNORE THE FORESTRY TRACKS to left and right. Continue downhill towards Loch Avich, and Maolachy is up on the left, first house after Kilmelford. IGNORE SATNAV.

Garden Openings

Saturday 27 May 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday 28 May 1:00pm - 6:00pm
By arrangement 28 January - 12 March for the Snowdrop Festival


£4.00, children under 16 free


Hope Kitchen -Oban receives 40%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

  • Home-made teas available.
  • Plant stall
  • Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Other Details

Main path is gravelled, but some others are narrow, steep and not for the faint hearted! Sensible shoes recommended. The garden steps are being upgraded.


Georgina Dalton
Lochavich, by Taynuilt
PA35 1HJ

Call 01866 844212


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