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Lip na Cloiche Garden and Nursery

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Address: Lip na Cloiche | Ulva Ferry, PA73 6LU, Scotland
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Lip na Cloiche is a small, densely-planted garden on the Isle of Mull, open...

Lip na Cloiche is a small, densely-planted garden on the Isle of Mull, open to the public. Lip na Cloiche garden is situated close to the shoreline of the Isle of Mull, and has stunning views of Loch Tuath and the Isle of Ulva. It is well worth seeing, especially if you are interested in finding out which plants are likely to thrive in the mild local climate. A wide range of such plants is available for sale throughout the year, as well as fresh eggs and many craft items made from locally "found" materials.There is no admission charge.

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What an amazing garden! The view is pretty special as well.We were lucky enough to visit on a beautiful sunny day and we really felt we were somewhere tropical ! The flowers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
coolblue-7
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Inverness
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to see this place after reading the glowing reviews from trip advisor but unfortunately we were put off at the start of the visit when the landlady welcomed us by saying "I'm expecting a donation"! You either have an admission fee or you leave it to the public to decide. This is a nice wee garden but we... More 

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London
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

What an amazing garden! The view is pretty special as well.We were lucky enough to visit on a beautiful sunny day and we really felt we were somewhere tropical ! The flowers ,colours and design of this garden are remarkable, very creative and inspirational!

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North Queensferry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This small hillside garden is a plant paradise with unique character on the west coast of Scotland. The addition of found objects and collections of fascinating artefacts adds to the overall striking textures, depth, shapes and colours of the plants. There is a wonderful choice of plants for sale as well as charming individual hand crafts produced by the creator... More 

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manchester
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was well worth the trip and I was glad I came on a dry day. Small'ish garden on a steep hillside, packed with wonderful plants and interesting objects. Inspiring place.

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1 Thank mancbella
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Beautiful, imaginative gardens created on a steep slope. Truly inspiring even in the pouring rain! Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Michelle S
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A superb garden on a steep hillside overlooking the stretch of water separating the isle of Ulva from Mull. It is a joy to visit this place and marvel at the variety of planting on such a steep site. The best time to visit is in spring and early summer when the flowers are in full bloom and take the... More 

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3 Thank nixon6he
Paisley
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I only managed to pop in quickly on my last day of my holiday,but will be making a point to get longer here next year when I return.On my return I have managed to read a bit more about the gardens etc,The past couple of years I had lost my enthusiasm after losing my mother for my own garden and... More 

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2 Thank Laura1210Paisley
cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife likes gardening. I'm not bothered so it would take something to get me in any way enthusiastic. This does it. Unbelievable that a person has been able to achieve what she has out of a really challanging environment. A real, asset to the Island and she charges nothing to visit. How could this not be a 5 star?

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Birmingham
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were really looking forward to this and were not disappointed. Lucy is an amazing lady, such vitality and enthusiasm for her treasure. You can only get some idea of the problems she faced in creating this garden when noting the landfall around - covered in bracken. She harnessed the burn in a remarkable way, growing many different 'marginal' plants... More 

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Bellshill, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Isobel and I visited this garden one day last September (2014) - it is absolutely fantastic Lucy (owner) has worked on, and kept this in a most remarkable way -- exotic plants, shrubs and flowers are growing and thriving freely, and thanks partly to the location and the Gulf stream. It is definately worth a visit. You must go to... More 

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