Inverewe Garden



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The influence of the North Atlantic Drift enables this remarkable 54-acre garden to grow rare and sub-tropical plants. At its best in early June, but full of beauty from March to October, Inverewe has a backdrop of magnificent mountains and stands to the north of Loch Maree. It was created by Osgood Mackenzie in the 1860s, and after he died in 1922, his daughter Mairi carried on the work.

Inverewe Garden


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Facilities: Mobility scooter, ramps, map of wheelchair accessible routes around garden, scented gardens
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Garden & visitor centre open daily, April, 10.30-5; May-Aug, 9.30-5.30; Sep, 10-5; Oct, 10.30-4. Garden only, open 2 Jan-Mar & Nov-17 Dec, daily 10.30-4. Café open, Apr, daily 11-4; May-Oct, daily 10.30-5; Nov-17 Dec, Sat-Sun 11-3. House o

About the area

Discover Highland

Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe. 

At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.

The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century. 

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