Inverewe Garden, Poolewe

4.4
#1 of 20 in Parks in Ross and Cromarty
Garden · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Inverewe Garden
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.
Add Inverewe Garden and other attractions to your Poolewe trip itinerary using our Poolewe driving holiday website.
Source
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Inverewe Garden reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
827 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • In terms of flowers it was limited due to the time of year, but the rhododendrons and azaleas were beautiful. A couple of the paths were closed due to recent storm damage but there were still plenty.....  more
    In terms of flowers it was limited due to the time of year, but the rhododendrons and azaleas were beautiful. A couple of the paths were closed due to recent storm damage but there were still plenty.....  more »
  • Fabulous time visiting these beautiful gardens. Staff were very welcoming and passed on lots of information about the gardens before we set off. The paths are easy to negotiate and suitable for all... 
    Fabulous time visiting these beautiful gardens. Staff were very welcoming and passed on lots of information about the gardens before we set off. The paths are easy to negotiate and suitable for all...  more »
Google
  • This was a lovely place to walk around. Lots of wildlife and great views from the viewpoint. A fantastic gift-shop with lots to choose from. The only thing that let Inverewe garden down was that all of their cafe's were closed.
  • Very relaxing day out. Beautiful views on top of beautiful gardens. Walled garden is lovely. Too many plants and flowers to mention. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed

Plan your trip to Poolewe

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.