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Lip na Cloiche Garden and Nursery

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Address: Lip na Cloiche | Ulva Ferry, PA73 6LU, Scotland
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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cheshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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