Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe

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Inverewe Garden is a botanical garden located near Poolewe in Wester Ross, in the Scottish Highlands.
The garden was created in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie on 2,100 acre estate bought for him by his mother. The Garden covers some 49 acres and has over 2,500 exotic plants and flowers. There is a further 2,000 acres of land managed for recreation and conservation. The garden and estate has been the property of the National Trust for Scotland since it was given to the Trust along with a generous endowment for its future upkeep by Osgood's daughter Mairi Sawyer in 1952.

The garden continues to be developed by a small dedicated garden team and is a wealth of colour from April through to late Autumn. In the spring Inverewe is celebrated for its rhododendron collection which begin flowering in January and carry through most of the year. In summer the walled garden and borders come into their own with many exotic plants from all over the world which grow here thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream.


Inverewe Walled Garden near Poolewe in Wester Ross, Scotland

The garden is open for most of the year, from April 1st to the end of October entrance charges are made and if you plan to visit other National Trust for Scotland gardens and properties then you can save money by taking out an Annual Membership, this allows you entrance to NTS sites for free. If you visit Poolewe out of season, the garden only is open from November 1st to the end of March for free. Check the NTS website for opening times. The garden is shut over Christmas / New Year.

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Poolewe and the Bridge over the River Ewe

Poolewe and the road bridge over the River Ewe. This river flows down from Loch Maree.

Inverewe Gardens - woodland planting with hostas

Inverewe Garden has many ornamental plants, shrubs and trees.

Map of Poolewe


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