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  • Attadale Gardens with a view of Loch Carron
    Attadale Gardens, Loch Carron
  • View towards the Cairngorms near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park
    Looking towards the Cairngorms near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park
  • Looking up the main driveway of Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
    Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
  • Carefully tended flowerbeds at Inverewe Gardens
    Inverewe Gardens
  • A family on a wooden treetop walkway at Landmark Forest Adventure Park
    Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge

Take a stroll through one of the charming parks and gardens in the Highlands, where you can admire flowers, spot rare wildlife and enjoy a range of outdoor activities.

Whether you are admiring the colourful gardens which surround Dunvegan Castle on Skye, or adventure seeking in Cairngorms National Park, you will be amazed at what the Highlands’ parks and gardens have to offer.

One of the most beautiful attractions in the Highlands is Inverewe Garden at Poolewe where the warm currents of the Gulf Stream along the west coast have produced remarkable results. This stunning 50-acre garden is an oasis of exotic plants that includes rhododendrons from the Himalayas, eucalypts from Tasmania as well eye-catching flora from South America, Africa and elsewhere. You can also enjoy wandering along a series of trails as well as stopping off at a hide from where you can spot seals and otters.

The castles of the Highlands tend to have wonderful gardens and Cawdor Castle near Nairn has three of them. The Walled Garden is the oldest and dates from around 1600, the Flower Garden is an absolute delight and the Wild Garden lies between the castle and Cawdor Burn.

Browse the detailed listings of parks and gardens in the Highlands and organise your day out in Scotland today.

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  1. Coiltie Garden

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Drumnadrochit

    Coiltie Garden is a stunning Victorian walled garden.

  2. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Kyle of Lochalsh

    At Balmacara Estate, discover a traditional Scottish crofting estate and experience a mix of history, biodiversity and beautiful landscapes.

  3. Inverness Floral Hall

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    Parks & Gardens

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    • 3 Garden
    3 Garden

    Inverness

    Inverness Floral Hall is a sub-tropical oasis in the heart of the Highlands with greenhouses, cactus house, landscaped gardens, tropical fish pond, sensory raised flower beds and cafe.

  4. Lochalsh Woodland Garden

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Kyle of Lochalsh

    The Lochalsh Woodland Garden is an attractively designed garden.

  5. Abriachan Nurseries And Garden

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    Parks & Gardens

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    • 3 Garden
    3 Garden

    Loch Ness

    A beautiful woodland garden and family plant nursery on the shore of Loch Ness. Perfect for a day trip visit, short family walk and/or to find some unusual and hardy plants for your garden. Gorgeous views down Loch Ness.

  6. Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Ullapool

    Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum is a Victorian woodland garden, planted in 1870 and restored in 1984.

  7. Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm

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    Food & Drink Attraction

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    • 3 Tourist Shop
    3 Tourist Shop

    Moray Firth

    The Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm shop opens from early June each year for the sale of asparagus, rhubarb and early season strawberries produced inside polytunnels.

  8. Ardtornish

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Ardtornish features wonderful gardens featuring mature conifers, rhododendrons, deciduous trees, shrubs and herbaceous, all set amidst magnificent scenery.

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    Aberlour

    The clock tower on the site of the orphanage in the village of Aberlour is all that remains of the original building. To make this a place local people can be proud of, and tell the story of Aberlour Orphanage, we created a memorial garden.

  10. Cawdor Castle

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    Castles

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    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle

    Cawdor

    Discover the romantic Highland castle, the 14th century home of the Thanes of Cawdor.

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