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Inverewe Garden, Poolewe

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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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  • A wonderful garden featuring an abundance of plants from across the globe. The setting is idyllic and the cafe is really nice as well. 
    A wonderful garden featuring an abundance of plants from across the globe. The setting is idyllic and the cafe is really nice as well.  more »
  • It was lovely to be back at Inverewe once again. The garden is a glorious haven of tranquility with a superb walled garden, mature trees, woodland walks and wonderful views over Poolewe bay. There is....  more
    It was lovely to be back at Inverewe once again. The garden is a glorious haven of tranquility with a superb walled garden, mature trees, woodland walks and wonderful views over Poolewe bay. There is....  more »
  • We travelled 80 miles from our Glen Affric Lodge to this stunning location. We are Trust members. The weather on the day was terrific. Some of the walks were closed due to storm damage. We have a... 
    We travelled 80 miles from our Glen Affric Lodge to this stunning location. We are Trust members. The weather on the day was terrific. Some of the walks were closed due to storm damage. We have a...  more »
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  • Lovely gardens by the loch, so many different types of rhododendrons and interesting plants from around the world. A few paths shut due to recent storm damage but actively being repaired. Saw some seals down by the jetty! The shop and larger cafe were shut but there was a small cafe selling sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and cake.
  • Last time I was here was almost 30 years ago and it's amazing to see the differences between then and today. Some things were big then and now they're huge! The variety of plants here is incredible and we even saw squirrels, heron and a seal by Cuddy Rock. The kids did the passport trail which kept them interested and entertained. The waterlilies are lovely now, another week and they'll all be in bloom. We got a family ticket which cost £33 and we spent almost 3 hours here so the price is definitely a bargain. We probably would have spent longer if we'd stopped for something from the cafe or visited the gallery which we didn't but only because we didn't have the time. I did buy some plants for my own garden though. Great place!
  • Truly stunning plants and scenery, such a special place, well worth a visit. So much to see and yet so relaxing and peaceful. Definitely make time to visit if you can!
  • Awesome visit to Inverewe Gardens. Staff were all great! Especially the lady creating us at the front. Our 3 year old loved exploring the gardens and different trails. Great visit for all ages.
  • Really lovely garden dating back to Victorian times with stunning views and incredible variety of plants and trees. Now part of National Trust for Scotland. Nice café and shop too. Staff all excellent. Well worth a visit.

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