Inverewe and Loch Ewe, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Inverewe Garden, near Poolewe on the banks of Loch Ewe. Scotland. Location is about seventy-five miles N.W.of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

Loch Ewe

The Garden extends to some fifty-four acres and is now under the stewardship of Scotland’s National Trust, a heritage organisation.

The garden was incepted by landowner, Osgood Mackenzie around 1880. By Mackenzie’s death in 1922 the Garden was recognised as one of the country’s great plant collections. Mackenzie’s daughter, Mairi, cared for and develop the garden from 1922 through to transfer to National Trust in 1952.

This rich and diverse collection comprises:

  • Entrance Garden.
  • Drive with large trees.
  • Walled Garden
  • Inverewe House and Herbaceous Border.
  • Big Tree section.
  • Japan section.
  • Peat Banks and Small Pond Garden.
  • Wet Valley.
  • Specialised Walks.
  • Cams Glas or Grey Bay.
  • Jubilee Walk
  • Rhododendron Walk
  • Peace Plot.
  • Bambooselem

The lush plants and vegetation are a product of the Gulf Stream, a current of warm water which provides the West of Scotland with a climate significantly milder than its latitude would otherwise warrant.

Inverewe Garden, Scotland

Inverewe Garden and Loch Ewe, Scotland.

Inverewe Garden, Scotland

Inverewe Garden, Scotland

Lush vegetation at Inverewe Garden

Inverewe Garden, Scotland

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