View from Inverewe Garden, Scotland

 

This morning we departed our lodgings in Broadford, Isle of Skye and proceeded across the Skye Bridge, initially tracking Loch Alsh but then north along the edge of Loch Carron, where we stopped for a brief photo shoot, then north-west along the southern edge of Loch Maree, through Gairloch and on to our destination of Inverewe Garden on the banks of Loch Ewe.

Loch Carron, Scotland

Inverewe Garden is a 54-acre site under the control of Scotland’s National Trust. The Garden was incepted around 1870 by landowner, Osgood Mackenzie. Despite the inherently hostile climatic environment, Mackenzie and his successors have developed an extensive plant collection of which three sub-collections have been designated as National Plant Collections. The Garden comprises:

  • An extensive and diverse collection of trees of all sizes.
  • Walled Garden.
  • Rock Garden.
  • Japanese section.
  • Small Pond Garden.
  • Wet Valley.
  • Various walks.
  • The Peace Plot
  • A Bambooselem.

The Garden visit proved very satisfying with our enjoyment aided by dry and sunny weather.

Here is a video clip of Inverewe House-

Trees at Inverewe Garden, Scotland

Walkway at Inverewe Garden, Scotland

Walkway at Inverewe Garden, Scotland

Pond Garden at Inverewe

 

Walled Garden, Inverewe, Scotland

 

Exotic Plant at Inverewe Garden, Scotland

 

Inverewe House

 

Next, we travelled back down the South-Western edge of Loch Maree, stopping for a short while for photographs and to enjoy the stunning scenery.

Loch Maree, Scotland

Here is a video clip of central Loch Maree-

Loch Maree, Scotland

Finally, we continued west to our final destination for the day of Inverness, capital of the Scottish Highlands. After checking into our lodgings, guests explored the city centre. Tomorrow we travel to Edinburgh.

Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, Scotland

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