A Surprise Garden…..




Osgood Mackenzie had a wealthy and generous mother. She bought him a rather large piece of ground on the shores of Loch Ewe close to Poolewe. That gift was the start of the creation of a wonderful surprise for this far north and on the rugged coast of Scotland. Taking advantage of the North Atlantic Drift (Gulf Stream) the area enjoys a climate that is just a little warmer.  So in 1862 the start of what is now know as Inverewe Gardens was made.

Even though our visit was early October the garden was still packed with colour….true the very best of summers herbaceous borders was fading and the autumn colours were not yet in full flourish but the garden still offered a colourfull display with a tropical flavour……so come along inside and share the pleasures…

The Gardens are now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, and apart from the Christmas New Year Period, are open all year….


17th October

(C) David Oakes 2017



9 thoughts on “A Surprise Garden…..

    • WE have been several times over the years so we knew what to expect (apart from seasonal change that is)…but listening to the comments of other visitors who had never been before, they were totally surprised that in that ‘wild area’ there could be somewhere so tranquil and colourful. 🙂

  1. I knew. But even knowing it is not having seen it all with my own eyes. Your photos are the next best thing there is. I send them on to a friend of mine. She will recognize quite a bit, I guess. I hope she enjoys it just as much as we all do.
    I love the first one today with the candles… I once knew their name… forgotten. Do you know their Latin name?

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