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2 Durnamuck

2 Durnamuck

Little Loch Broom, Wester Ross IV23 2QZ
Will Soos and Susan Pomeroy
Saturday 18 July, 12pm - 5pm (2020)
2
T:01854 633761 sueandwill@icloud.com
Our garden is south-east facing on the edge of Little Loch Broom. It is a coastal plantsman’s garden with a rich mix of herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs, vegetables, drystone wall planting, South African plants, Mediterranean plants, a wild meadow and stunning views. Many of the plants have been collected from all over the world, and growing them in Durnamuck has provided obvious challenges but with an overall pleasing outcome. Featured on Gardeners’ World (2016), Garden Magazine, The Scottish Field and Country Life in 2018. 2019 saw entries in Gardens Illustrated, Homes & Gardens, and The Beechgrove Garden.

Directions: On the A832, between Dundonnell and Ullapool, take the turning along the single-track road signed Badcaul, continue to the yellow salt bin, turn right, go to the bottom of the hill and 2 Durnamuck is the house with the red roof. There is parking down by the house if needed.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Scottish Association For Marine Science 60%
2 Durnamuck

2 Durnamuck

Little Loch Broom, Wester Ross IV23 2QZ
Will Soos and Susan Pomeroy
Sunday 23 August, 12pm - 5pm (2020)
2
T:01854 633761 sueandwill@icloud.com
Our garden is south-east facing on the edge of Little Loch Broom. It is a coastal plantsman’s garden with a rich mix of herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs, vegetables, drystone wall planting, South African plants, Mediterranean plants, a wild meadow and stunning views. Many of the plants have been collected from all over the world, and growing them in Durnamuck has provided obvious challenges but with an overall pleasing outcome. Featured on Gardeners’ World (2016), Garden Magazine, The Scottish Field and Country Life in 2018. 2019 saw entries in Gardens Illustrated, Homes & Gardens, and The Beechgrove Garden.

Directions: On the A832, between Dundonnell and Ullapool, take the turning along the single-track road signed Badcaul, continue to the yellow salt bin, turn right, go to the bottom of the hill and 2 Durnamuck is the house with the red roof. There is parking down by the house if needed.

Admission: £5.00, children free
Charities: Scottish Association For Marine Science 60%
Oldtown of Leys Garden

Oldtown of Leys Garden

Inverness IV2 6AE
David and Anne Sutherland
Open daily, dawn - dusk (not open Thursdays and Fridays from 15 July - 31 October) (2020)
467
T:01463 238238 ams@oldtownofleys.com
Large garden established in 2003 on the outskirts of Inverness and overlooking the town. Herbaceous beds with lovely rhododendron and azalea displays in spring. There are specimen trees, three ponds surrounded by waterside planting and a small woodland area. A new rockery area was created in 2015 and is still developing.

Directions: Turn off southern distributor road (B8082) at Leys roundabout towards Inverarnie (B861). At the T junction turn right. After 50 yards turn right into Oldtown of Leys.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Local Charities 60%
Attadale

Attadale

Strathcarron IV54 8YX
Mr Ewen Macpherson
15 July - 31 October, 10am - 5:30pm (2020)
c67
T:01520 722603 info@attadalegardens.com
The Gulf Stream, surrounding hills and rocky cliffs create a microclimate for 20 acres of outstanding water gardens, old rhododendrons, unusual trees and a fern collection in a geodesic dome. There is also a sunken fern garden developed on the site of an early 19th-century drain, a waterfall into a pool with dwarf rhododendrons, sunken garden, peace garden and kitchen garden. Other features include a conservatory, Japanese garden, sculpture collection and giant sundial.

Directions: On the A890 between Strathcarron and South Strome.

Admission: £8.00, children £1.00
Charities: Strathcarron Project: Howard Doris Centre 60%
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Leathad Ard

Upper Carloway, Isle of Lewis HS2 9AQ
Rowena and Stuart Oakley
15 July - 30 September (not Sundays), 10am - 6pm (2020)
c47
T:01851 643204 stuart.oakley1a@gmail.com
A one-acre sloping garden with stunning views over East Loch Roag. It has evolved along with the shelter hedges that divide the garden into a number of areas giving a new view at every corner. With shelter and raised beds, the different conditions created permit a wide variety of plants to be grown. Features include herbaceous borders, cutting borders, bog gardens, grass garden, exposed beds, patios, a pond and vegetables and fruit grown both in the open ground and the Keder greenhouse. Some of the vegetables are grown to show standards.

Directions: On the A858 Shawbost-Carloway, first right after the Carloway football pitch, and the first house on the right. By bus take the Westside circular bus, exit Stornoway, head for Carloway football pitch.

Admission: £4.00, children free
Charities: British Red Cross 60%
2 Durnamuck

2 Durnamuck

Little Loch Broom, Wester Ross IV23 2QZ
Will Soos and Susan Pomeroy
By arrangement between 1 June - 30 September (2020)
T:01854 633761 sueandwill@icloud.com
Our garden is south-east facing on the edge of Little Loch Broom. It is a coastal plantsman’s garden with a rich mix of herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs, vegetables, drystone wall planting, South African plants, Mediterranean plants, a wild meadow and stunning views. Many of the plants have been collected from all over the world, and growing them in Durnamuck has provided obvious challenges but with an overall pleasing outcome. Featured on Gardeners’ World (2016), Garden Magazine, The Scottish Field and Country Life in 2018. 2019 saw entries in Gardens Illustrated, Homes & Gardens, and The Beechgrove Garden.

Directions: On the A832, between Dundonnell and Ullapool, take the turning along the single-track road signed Badcaul, continue to the yellow salt bin, turn right, go to the bottom of the hill and 2 Durnamuck is the house with the red roof. There is parking down by the house if needed.

Admission: by donation
Charities: Scottish Association For Marine Science 60%
Shanvall

Shanvall

Glentruim, Newtonmore PH20 1BE
George and Beth Alder
By arrangement between 1 August - 31 August (2020)
T:01540 673213 beth.alder@yahoo.co.uk
The garden is two-thirds of an acre at 900 feet above sea level, surrounding a 19th-century cottage. On the south side of the River Spey, it has lovely views of the Creag Dubh and Creag Meagaidh mountains. There are ruined buildings of an old township within the garden. To the south is a garden of roses and perennials. Within a stone wall, there are fruit cages, a small orchard and organic vegetable beds which have been cultivated for about 200 years. The garden on the north slopes has trees, shrubs, herbaceous border, wildflowers, a pond and is rich with wildlife, including woodpeckers and red squirrels.

Directions: Shanvall is on the minor road running along the south side of the Spey, linking the A9 south of Newtonmore at Glentruim and the A889 at Catlodge. The garden gate is on the right about one-and-a-half miles from the A9. Further details on request.

Admission: by donation
Charities: St Brides Parish Church: Laggan and Newtonmore Church of Scotland 60%
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Kilcoy Castle

Redcastle, by Muir of Ord IV6 7RX
Kilcoy Castle Estate
By arrangement between 16 August - 23 August (2020)
67
T:07766 445511
To the front of the castle are steps which lead on to grass terraces surrounded by shrubs and trees: the walled garden leads off to the east. The area farthest from the castle has been restyled based on the poem Solitude by Thomas Merton. The shape is rhomboid with a central point taken from which the design radiates planted with pleached hornbeam, underplanted with willow. Box holly and yew hedges are still to grow to fruition. Work is ongoing with new herbaceous border and different planting using annuals and herbaceous plants; the garden will host a further vibrant display of colourful plants within the walled garden along with a greenhouse in full production.

Directions: From the Tore roundabout, take the A832, go past Fettes Sawmill on the left. Turn right at Kilcoy Kindergarten (an old church) heading towards Kilcoy. Go along the single road for about a quarter-mile and you will see the Kilcoy Castle entrance on the left.

Admission: £6.00, children free
Charities: Nansen Highland 60%