Springtime around Loch Awe & Argyll

Glorious Gardens of Argyll in Bloom

A visit to Arduaine Garden 20th May.  Grey skies overhead but lots of colour to enjoy on our wander round the garden after lunch and wonderful views out to sea from the Chartroom Bistro.

Trees, yellow, pink and lilac azaleas in bloom, glass house

Looking down over Arduaine Garden in Bloom

A close up shot of a flower at Arduaine Garden

paths, camelias, azaleas and grey sky


Path, azaleas in bloom, grass lawn, pond and trees at a national trust for scotland garden

Azaleas in bloom at Arduaine Garden, Argyll

This a great time to visit the ‘Glorious Gardens of Argyll‘ at Crarae, Benmore and Arduaine with azaleas in bloom and the carpet of bluebells just starting (8th May 2018)

path, azaleas in bloom

A colourful path at Arduaine Gardens

National Trust Garden and greenhouse, Oban, Scotland,

Arduaine Gardens in the gulf stream over-looking the sea

Azaleas blooming at Crarae Gardens and a bridge over the burn

Azaleas in bloom at Crarae Gardens

azaleas in bloom, apple trees in bloom in a cottage garden

Spring colour in the garden at Barr-beithe Upper

Sheep, lambs, ducks and flowers at Barr-beithe

21st April 2018

sheep, lambs, quad bike, field, breakfast, Loch Awe, scottish loch, hills

Breakfast delivered on a lovely spring morning at Barr-beithe by Loch Awe

ducks, sheep, lcoh awe, scottish loch, field

Sharing breakfast with the ducks – the ducks love the sheep mix

Sheep, lambs, ducks, Loch Awe

Puzzled lambs – what is this?

lambs, grass, field

Having a rest in the field

Loch Awe, scottish loch, daffodils, garden and a blackface sheep

A lovely spring day by Loch Awe at Barr-beithe Lower over-looking Loch Awe, Argyll

Daffodils, sheep, Loch Awe, trees, scottish loch, single track road, stone wall

Springtime colours at Barr-beithe, Loch Awe, Argyll


Easter Fun at two lovely Gardens in Argyll

Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt at the National Trust for Scotland at Crarae (near Inveraray) and Arduaine (near Oban)

Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt:

Crarae Garden, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8YA

Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday 31st March to Monday 2nd April at 10am to 4.30pm

Easter Duck Race: Monday 2nd April at 2pm

Easter Duck Race at Crarae Garden

Arduaine Garden, by Oban,  PA34 4XG

Easter Egg Hunt following bunny clues: Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April noon to 4pm



Hooper swans on Loch Awe below the holiday cottages at Barr-beithe (12th March 2018)


With sunshine this morning and a lovely 10oC, spring colour will be with us soon.  For now we still have bare wintery colours, but the birds are singing and you can feel the energy of spring.  (11th March 2018)

Spring sunshine hitting the trees by the Low Field contrasting with the black loch behind

Spring sunshine hitting the trees by Loch Awe at Blarghour (11th March 2018)

The view through the bridge over Allt Beochlich

Bridge over Allt Beochlich in the evening sun (11th March 2018)

Snow drops and mini daffs in tubs at Blarghour (11th March 2018)

This is early March snowdrops are flowering and ice still hangs from the ‘Wee’ Waterfall at Blarghour after the cold blast brought by the ‘Beast from the East’.  Here in Argyll we had biting cold winds to endure but were very lucky to escape the blanket of snow which covered most of the UK.

Ice on the Wee Waterfall at Blarghour

Ice on the Wee Waterfall (6th March 2018)