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Lip na Cloiche Garden and Nursery

Address: Lip na Cloiche | Ulva Ferry, PA73 6LU, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Isle of Mull
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Lip na Cloiche is a small, densely-planted garden on the Isle of Mull, open to the public. Lip na...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My 8 year old daughter adored exploring this precipitous garden which has numerous hidden paths and glades - and we had it all to ourselves. A huge amount of work must have gone into it. I sat at the top and read a book while enjoying the amazing sea view!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Such a beautiful garden and amazing to think achieved in only 9 years. The view from the back of the gardens are simply breathtaking. So inspired I bought a plant to take home to Edinburgh!

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Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

So easy to drive past this little cottage which gives no real hint as to the astonishing garden that lies behind the front wall. An amazing labour of love by the owner. Ever wondered what you can do with a very steep rocky hillside? Don't miss it.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This garden is so unexpected! Packed with old bits and pieces and shrubs, plants, flowers on a packed hillside. Little paths, bridges over a stream, pressed flower cards for sale - and some of the plants! Free entry but donation for charity. Must see on Mull!

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Scot in Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Find this gem of a private garden and you can also buy eggs, plants, crafts, cards, and vegetables. It is also a B&B. Beautiful garden crafted over 9 years on a steep hillside with great views of the Isle of Ulva. The owner is a plants woman extraordinaire and the plan incorporates her free range hens which have an unusual... More 

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Craignure
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Lip na Cloiche is a spectacular garden created by a gifted and hardworking gardener. The garden has a tremendous variety of trees and bushes and it is a joy to walk around both to admire and learn about plants in general. I have bought quite a number of plants from Lip na Cloiche and all are thriving. As a fellow... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I love touring gardens but I appreciate it's not everyone's bag - especially my 12 year old son. But even he loved this highly creative, unusual garden which must be part of the owner's soul. Perched above a loch on a steep steep slope, the garden is full of tender and unusual plants as well as lots of familiar natives.... More 

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