Inverewe Estate

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Inverewe Estate


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National Trust for Scotland
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A pond in Inverewe Garden
Grid reference: NG861820
Website: Inverewe Garden and Estate

Inverewe Estate is an estate in Ross-shire, at the head of Loch Ewe and near the village of Poolewe in Wester Ross. It has an extensive garden, known as Inverewe Garden. The estate and its gardens are owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

Inverewe Garden is a botanical garden. It was created in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie on the 2,100 acres estate bought for him by his mother. The original Inverewe Lodge was destroyed by fire in 1914 and replaced in 1937 by the current Inverewe House.

The Garden covers some 49 acres and has over 2,500 exotic plants and flowers. There is a further 2,000 acres of land managed for recreation and conservation. The garden and estate has been the property of the National Trust since it was given to the Trust along with a generous endowment for its future upkeep by Osgood's daughter Mairi Sawyer in 1952.

Inverewe Garden

The Garden continues to be developed by the small but dedicated Garden team and is a riot of colour from April through to late autumn. In the Spring Inverewe is celebrated for its Rhododendron collection which begin flowering in January and carry through most of the year. In Summer the Walled Garden and borders come into their own with many exotic plants from all over the world which grow here thanks to the influence of the North Atlantic drift. Even in winter Inverewe is colourful as the bark of many Rhododendrons is beautifully and delicately coloured and the collection of native and non-native trees add to the variety.

Inverewe remains one the Highland's treasures, enjoyed by over 73,000 visitors each year. It is open all year with visitor facilities available April to November.

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