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.
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.
By arrangement 1 June - 31 August (2019)
Admission £5.00, children free.
· Laggan Parish Church: Laggan & Newtonmore 60%.
Price includes teas.