Gardens in Wester Ross
A lush, tropical oasis perched on a peninsula at the edge of Loch Ewe amid the rugged landscape of Wester Ross, this world-famous 21 hectare (52 acre) historic garden is one of Scotland’s most popular botanical attractions. Bare rock, thin soil and a few scrub willows were all that was on the site in 1862, when Osgood MacKenzie bought the estate. Over his lifetime and subsequently his daughter’s, the exposed peninsula was transformed into this exceptional garden, full of colourful and exotic plants from around the world. Himalayan blue poppies, rare Wollemi pines, New Zealand daisy bushes and Tasmanian eucalypts are just some of the unusual plants you’ll find at Inverewe. Enjoy the interactive museum, or join any of a programme of events in the garden. There are daily guided walks in the summer season and year-round exhibitions in the gallery, reflecting the characteristics of the garden and surrounding environment. Lose yourself in the lush setting and enjoy unrivalled views across Loch Ewe.