Inverewe garden

Posted by Red Ruby Rose Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Saturday morning didn't look like the best day to be trudging round a garden. Heavy skies and a brisk wind for starters, but we've toughened up these days and we piled on our waterproofs and headed off to Inverewe garden in Poolewe, which is a 10 mile jaunt up the road through some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK if not Western Europe. I'm not over-egging it, it still takes our breath away every time we drive the Gairloch to Poolewe road.
The heavens opened as arrived and we braced ourselves as we trudged through the walled garden. As everyone else huddled in the gift shop we had the whole garden to ourselves as the sky cleared revealing a sparkling jewel of a garden. It's a combination of factors that make this place special. Not only the latitude and aspect, but the incredible foresight of the founder Osgood Mackenzie who built the garden up from a windswept rocky outcrop. The planting is lush and diverse but still wild enough to not feel too showy. Now I will want to go again and again, to experience the changing seasons and planting which have combined to create a magical place.

1 Responses to Inverewe garden

  1. nice post.. i like it

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