Discover this west coast world of wonderful botanicals on the shores of Loch Ewe
Explore this lush oasis of colour and scents, cultivated with care and a hefty dose of creativity.
Discover the stories of the father and daughter who created the garden in the newly opened Inverewe House.
Spot Scotland’s Big 5: red squirrels, red deer, otters, seals and golden eagles.
Encounter a world of art in the Sawyer Gallery.
Unearth the past by exploring archaeological and geological features on our vast landscape.
Inverewe is a place of culture and inspiration which celebrates mankind and the natural environment. It is a property of contrasts where the unexpected greets you at every corner. Marvel at our heritage garden comprising of species from across the globe, created from a barren wilderness in the 19th century. A tale of enduring love, dedication, and commitment it is a feast for your senses.
Inverewe House is now a museum with a twist. Imaginative and creative ways of portraying the past encourage you to interact with a variety of objects, play games and even take a piece of Inverewe home with you by collecting flower seeds from our seed bank. The Sawyer Gallery exhibits throughout the year, with displays which reflect the characteristics of the property, community and environment.
Framed by mountains and 2 lochs the landscape of Inverewe is one of beauty. The light and colours on our 2000 acre estate are forever changing in a setting which encourages art and creativity. Our landscape is home to a host of wildlife, flora and fauna waiting to be discovered.
A property that is constantly changing and evolving, there is something for everyone at Inverewe.
Inverewe Garden is like no other. Species which simply shouldn’t grow here are thriving, aided by the Gulf Stream, resulting in a riot of colour and smells throughout the year. From pre-historic trees such as our Wollemi Pines to rhododendrons from China, Nepal and India, Himalayan poppies and Tasmanian eucalyptus there is something to discover and delight in every corner. It is a nominee for 2017 Countryfile Garden of the Year.
Inverewe House tells the story of Osgood & Mairi MacKenzie, the creators of the Garden. Enter to step inside their lives and learn how they worked, lived and interacted with the community of Poolewe and beyond.
The Sawyer Gallery has many exhibits throughout the year which connect Inverewe to the modern day. Photography, textiles, art and sculpture are all explored, curated by our own artist in residence.
The Estate has many designations recognising it’s importance as a species rich habitat. Our wildlife hide provides the perfect vantage point over Loch Ewe where coastal birds, seals and otters can be seen.
Families can take part in many activities: The Global Garden trail provides children with a map and passport in which they write down facts discovered on special panels located within the Garden. Once full they receive a special stamp as a reward.
The Savage Garden, a display of insect eating plants can be found by the pond. Explore these curious plants and even have a go at feeding them. Within the Garden there is a network of paths waiting to be discovered and the Pinewood and Kernsary Trail offer low level walks with fantastic views.
The ranger service hosts children’s events throughout July and August and there are several additional pop up events and festivals taking place all year round.
Our visitor centre shop has a range of items and gifts to suit every budget and we have two café’s providing delicious home made fare. The Bothy situated in the Garden with views over Loch Ewe provides tea, coffee, sandwiches and snacks while Osgoods Café provides cooked meals and is licensed. Both venues have been awarded a Taste of Scotland award assuring quality.
Free guided walks of the Garden and Ranger led guided walks of the Estate occur in summer months.
Tours of the glass houses are available by request.
School groups and private groups are welcome by prior arrangement.
A powered scooter can be booked by contacting the visitor centre (01445 781229). This scooter gives access to most of the garden.
For wheelchair users, there is a map of the garden with suitable routes highlighted.
There is ramped access to the visitor centre and restaurant.
There are disabled toilets in the visitor centre.
Assistance dogs are allowed in the garden.
Guidebooks are available with French and German translations.
Visitor reviews of accessibility can be found on the Euan’s Guide website here.