National Trust for Scotland Inverewe Gardens – Day 23 of 30 Days Wild

One place that has been on my list of places to visit is the National Trust for Scotland Inverewe Gardens located near Poolewe on the shores of Loch Ewe. We decided to make a little de-tour over here on our way to Dornie on our holiday.

The gardens benefit from the temperate climates due to the location on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and features plants from all over the world.

Not only do you get to enjoy the beautiful views over Loch Ewe but the walled garden was stunning, bursting with colour.

As we progressed through the different areas such as the Americas, Japan and Rhododendron Walk we approached the pond area where we saw a plant from Brazil called the Gunnera. The plant was massive! I felt like I had been shrunk to a borrower and
was exploring the garden. The Gunnera plant can grow up to 2m tall and the leaves 2.5m wide. I tried to take a photograph to help represent the size of the plant. This is the best I could do, that sign is your standard directional sign at around 6ft tall.

As we progressed we came out near a clearing overlooking a stretch of water. Herons were up in the trees nesting, full of juvenile birds awaiting for their parents to return with food. We live near a Heronry in Aberdeen but have never managed to  get such a fantastic view of the young birds. It was great!

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We were so lucky to be able to enjoy Inverewe Gardens on such a sunny day. If you enjoy plants and flowers I would recommend a visit here, teamed with the beautiful surroundings it makes it such a magical visit.

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Camilla – Erika x

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