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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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Description: Lip na Cloiche is a small, densely-planted garden on the Isle of Mull...
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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Gorgeous gardens

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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manchester
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57 reviews
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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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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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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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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Paisley
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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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cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I always get new ideas from Lucy about using recycled materials in my own garden. This year I've been scavenging from builders' skips in the locality.

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somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

So much to learn from the construction, use of the natural landscape, recycling, planting and propagating.Great to see tools and bits of machinery from history being given their special places. We were amazed that creator Lucy doesn't charge for entry but accepts donations for Mull charities. People constantly calling by and most being taken by surprise by the extent and... More 

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Orthez, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Don't miss this - a really superb and comfortable b & b set in the most incredible garden. We only stayed for one night while cycling around NW Mull, but would definitely have stayed longer. Lucy's a great host and you can only marvel at the imagination and sheer hard work that's gone into her garden.

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