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N E W S   &   U P D A T E S


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R E G U l a r   e v e n t s 


Usually early Summer

The private gardens of the house are closed to the public throughout the year with the exception of an open day run in conjuntion with Scotland’s Garden Scheme in aid of local charities. Unlike the rest of the year, the house is open for individual timed guided tours.


THE Largs Show

Usually mid June

Keeping a proud tradition alive, that goes back well over a century, The Largs show is a fun day out for the family! Showcasing all things agricultural, there is an action packed program on the day that includes a gymkhana, a dog show and fairground rides. 



The Kip Marina nextdoor to the Estate run Scotland's largest boatshow each year with exhibitions to showcase local arts & crafts, Scottish food and drink with cookery demonstrations and their fleet of yachts - a fun day out for all the family


V O L U N T E E R S   &   M E M B E R S H I P 


We are calling on your support to help us restore the Estate to its former glory. So if you have a morning or an afternoon spare, and you would like to be part of a team participating in a fun program of restoration and practical conservation, then please make yourselves known. There are a number of exciting projects in the pipeline all of which would benefit from your support

Friends of Ardgowan

If you would like to keep abreast of the developments on the Estate then why not become a ‘Friend of Ardgowan’ by joining our mailing list? There is no cost involved in this whatsoever. You will receive a quarterly newsletter notifying you of upcoming events, opportunities and fun activities taking place in and around the Estate


The KEY Club

By becoming a member of the Key Club you will enjoy unprecedented access and entry to exclusive events for Club Members only, such a talks, teas and tours throughout the year. Club members will also be eligible for a number of promotions and discounts relating to shop produce and discounted early entry to events held on the Estate. 


C r e d e n t i a l s 

At Ardgowan we are committed to our social responsibilities. Working closely with a number of local charities, we endeavour  to offer our help and support where we can. We are also involved in a number of community initiatives and educational programmes to promote rural living.

To this end we are keen advocates of an ecologically sustainable approach to the environment. Through diversification into renewables and recycling our goal is to combat climate change one step at a time, by reducing our carbon emissions across all aspects of our business. 


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