Inverewe Garden, Poolewe

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#1 of 19 in Parks in Ross and Cromarty
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
One of the most beautiful places in Scotland, this 50-acre garden was created in 1862. It is an oasis of exotic plants, bursting with vibrant colour, thanks to the warm currents of the Gulf Stream that flows along the west Scottish coastline.

Rhododendrons from the Himalayas, eucalypts from Tasmania, olearia from New Zealand and other species from such far-flung places as Chile and South Africa, all flourish here, in a display that changes with the seasons.

As well as the Garden we have over 2,000 acres which we manage for conservation including the Pinewood Trail, Inverewe Trail and Kernsary Path. At the edge of Loch Ewe is a Wildlife Hide full of interesting facts and interpretation where seals, otters, divers and a rich variety of wildlife can be seen.

Only assistance dogs are permitted in the Garden, but there's a dog friendly Pinewood Trail (45mins circular walk) offering superb views of Inverewe Estate, Loch Ewe and the Highlands.

OPENING HOURS:

Garden and Visitor Centre:

1 Apr to 30 Apr, 10 - last admissions 5 daily.

1 May to 31 May, 10 -last admissions 5.30 daily ;

1 Jun to 31 Aug, 9.30-last admissions 6 daily ;

1 Sep to 30 Sep, 10 last admissions 5 daily ;

1 Oct to 31 Oct, daily 10- last admissions 4

Restaurant:

1 Apr to 31 May, daily 10.30 -last orders 4.30

1 Jun to 31 Aug 10- last orders 4.30

Sep, 10.30-last orders 4.30. Oct, 10.30 - 4.

The garden may be closed for health and safety reasons in bad weather.

Garden only: 1 Nov to 31 Mar, daily 10-3.

Inverewe Garden is open daily between 10.00am and 3pm from November to March.

The Garden may be closed for safety during high winds, snow or in icy conditions.

Entry during winter is by donation for those who are not members of a National Trust. Visitors are asked to have their cards with them as they may be asked to show them by a member of staff.

Please note there are no catering, retail or toilet facilities open during this period.

The Estate’s Pinewood, Inverewe and Kernsary Paths are open all year however visitors are strongly recommended not to use them in high winds or snowy /frosty conditions.

For more information contact property on 01445 781229 or visit www.nts.org.uk.

ADMISSION PRICES 2015

Members (NTS or NT): FREE

Members of the National Trust for Scotland and The National Trust are welcome free of charge, on presentation of a valid membership card. You can join when you arrive at Inverewe and will then be admitted free to the Garden.

Adult £10.50

Family £24.50

1 Parent £18.00

Concession £7.50

Concession rates are for children, senior citizens (over 60), students & unemployed.

Pre-booked party rates (including school parties) on request.
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  • I love this garden so much! Criticism of it re price seems odd - if you don’t like the price, don’t go in! It must cost a FORTUNE to maintain the site. And it’s autumn, gardens are going to sleep.....  more »
  • A one way walking system is in operation to keep you safe around these lovely gardens. The whole trail takes less than an hour, so do it if you can, the gradients are reasonable for most. There are...  more »
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  • Absolutely marvellous!! Even in a rare case that you don't like botanical gardens it is worthwhile seeing. Secluded in a small own bay and protected with Scottish pine wood it cultivates plants and trees from many different climate regions. It's a wonder! The house in which biologist Osgood Mackenzie who created it lived is like from a Agatha Christie novel. You need at least 2 hours to see the Gardens fully.
  • Lovely gardens, we went in as members of the National trust si did not need to pay anything. The walled garden in particular was beautiful. Really enjoyed our impromptu visit here.
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