The Ardardan Estate has been in the hands of the Montgomery family since 1996 and in that time they’ve lovingly restored the farm and business from the sorry neglected state it was found in.
With hard work, ambition and imagination, May and Grant Montgomery with their daughters Sara and Sue plus a dedicated team have created a little haven on the north shore of the Clyde between Cardross and Helensburgh..
They are delighted to throw the gates of the estate open to visitors and proud of the reputation they have built for excellence.
Visitors will find a restored walled garden on the banks of the river featuring a farm shop, garden nursery and tearoom that serves delicious home-made food and excellent produce.
However, that’s not all. Ardardan also offers a glimpse into a working farm and a Woodland Walk.
The enchanting and peaceful walk yields something new whenever you visit. In spring there are carpets of colourful flowers and in autumn the trees glow as the leaves change colour. A stroll is the perfect way to work up an appetite for a treat in the tearoom. Alternatively pick up some treats in the Farm Shop and create your own picnic.
Younger visitors are thrilled by a chance to meet some of the four-legged and feathered inhabitants of Ardardan. Pigs Ki and Wi are the star attraction, but other animals include the Texel sheep and lambs in the spring, Highland cows and hens.
There are a host of special events this summer at Ardardan including regular Teddy Bears’ Picnics and a family fun sports day in August. It’s also a great place to host a farming-themed children’s party. There are also sweet pea afternoon teas and cheese tasting evenings, check the website www.ardardan.co.uk for more information.