Inverewe Garden and Estate

Parks & Gardens

Poolewe, Poolewe, Wester Ross, IV22 2LG

    One of the most beautiful places in Scotland, Inverewe Garden is an oasis of exotic plants bursting with vibrant colour.

    The sheer audacity of Osgood Mackenzie vision in creating this outstanding 20-ha (50-a) garden, impressively set on a peninsula on the shore of Loch Ewe, is still astonishing today. The journey to Inverewe itself is spectacular, as you drive through stunning Highland scenery to reach it.

    The warm currents of the North Atlantic Drift or Gulf Stream help nurture an oasis of colour and fertility, where exotic plants from many countries flourish on a latitude more northerly than Moscow. Himalayan rhododendrons, Tasmanian eucalypts, a large collection of New Zealand plants (including the National Collection of Olearia), diverse Chilean and South African introductions combine to give a colourful display throughout the year.

    Marked footpaths provide access to the wider estate with its lochside wildlife hide and opportunities to spot all kind of birds and wildlife throughout the year.


    4 Garden
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Garden and Visitor Centre:
    28 Mar to 31 May, daily 10.00-5.00
    1 Jun to 31 Aug, daily 9.30-6.00
    28 Mar to 30 Sep, 10.00-5.30
    1 Oct to 31 Oct, 10.00-6.00
    28 Mar to 31 Oct, daily 10.30-6.00


    • Restaurant
    • Self Service Licensed restaurant offering home made soups, homemade sandwiches and delicious homemade cakes.
    • Shop


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed Only assistance dogs allowed in garden. Dog walking area available in adjacent woodland.

    Public Transport Directions

    By road

    From Inverness, take the A835, then the A832. The journey, through some stunning Highland scenery, takes around 90 mins.

    By bus

    Westerbus service Inverness to Poolewe: the Garden is under 1 mile walk from Poolewe along the A832.

    By rail

    The nearest train station is at Achnasheen, 35 miles from Inverewe Garden. This is served by the First Scotrail service from Inverness - Kyle/Thurso/Wick. Please note that there is no longer a connecting bus service to Inverewe Garden, therefore visitors travelling by train must make their own local transport arrangements.

    Car hire

    The nearest car hire company is based in Ullapool. A number of companies are based in Inverness.


    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    • Parking provided for visitors

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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