Gardens

  • Inshriach Alpine Nursery

    This is also known as Jack Drake’s Nursery, though he is no longer the proprietor. There is a fascinating small garden that is attractive in spring and early summer and can be viewed on any day except Sunday. Lots of nice bulbous plants, dog tooth violets, trilliums, primulas, meconopsis, dwarf Read more [...]

  • Kerrachar Gardens

    The main emphasis is on herbaceous perennials and the gardens grow an enormous range of these. Meconopsis are one of the main features with most other major genera on display. The gardens contain an increasing range of shrubs, many from the southern hemisphere and many quite tender plants successfully overwinter Read more [...]

  • Inverewe Garden (NTS)

    Here you will see the tallest Australian gum trees in Britain, sweetly scented Chinese rhododendrons, exotic trees from Chile and Blue Nile lilies from South Africa, all growing on a latitude more northerly than Moscow? The answer is Inverewe, a 54 acre woodland garden in a remote corner of Wester Read more [...]

  • Attadale Gardens

    Attadale House was built in 1755 by Donald Matheson whose father, John, was the factor for the Seaforth estates in Kintail, Lochalsh and Lochcarron. The love stone above the middle first floor window shows their initials DM and E MK and a heart. Little is known of the original garden, Read more [...]

  • Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland Garden (NTS)

    The Lochalsh Woodland Garden, 2 miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh on the A87, provides pleasant walks beside the loch. Mature Scots pine, oaks and beeches with developing collections of bamboo, ferns, fuchsias, hydrangeas and rhododendrons give the garden its attractive diversity. This traditional Highland crofting cultural landscape encompasses crofts, Read more [...]

  • Cawdor Castle

    The oldest garden north east of the castle was enclosed with walls and bastions in 1620, and was cultivated in the old-fashioned manner where soft fruits, flowers, vegetables and fruit trees were mingled closely together.  Today this garden has been remodelled with a holly maze, a paradise garden, knot garden Read more [...]

  • Barnsdale Gardens

    Barnsdale Gardens has thirty eight individual gardens in an eight-acre site, so there’s plenty to see and do at Barnsdale. Not forgetting a small garden designed and built for the BBC television series, Geoff Hamilton’s Cottage Gardens. The Gentleman’s Cottage Garden illustrates the perfect way to to deal with an Read more [...]

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