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“Great location and views, poor experience.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Inverewe Garden

Inverewe Garden
Poolewe IV22 2LG, Scotland
(01445) 781200
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Poolewe
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: This unique and magnificent garden features many species of plants including spectacular rhododendrons, azaleas, trees and shrubs.
Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Great location and views, poor experience.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful location with stunning views, but this must have been the noisiest place in the highlands today. At the time of my visit there were at least 2 tractors running noisily around the footpaths, someone power fogging pesticides in public areas, and a pneumatic drill(!) operating constantly on another footpath in the gardens. The main road outside was much quieter! I know gardens need maintaining, and that the weather here can be harsh and delay necessary works, but PLEASE..... IF YOU ARE NOT READY; DON'T TAKE THE PUBLIC'S MONEY..... Stay closed until you are ready.

Visited April 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

even in winter (no services i.e. cafe open) this place was stunning. cant wait to see it in the summer. the views from the garden are amazing.

Visited February 2014
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Maleny, Australia
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“What a gift to the nation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Although we visited Inverewe Estate in late October,it was still a most astounding sight to view the gardens - what they must look like in spring and summer can only be imagined. The shop, staffed by pleasant and knowledgeable people, stocked good quality, interesting and tempting items. I particularly liked the selection of books pertaining to the gardens, the history of the estate and the general region. The gift of this beautiful estate must rank amongst the most generous in any country I've visited and if we're ever fortunate enough to make another visit to Scotland, Inverewe Garden and Estate will be high on our list of places to visit.

Visited October 2013
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“A gem of peace and tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Visited Inverewe Garden on 31st October. It was a blustery day with heavy, thundery showers so not ideal viewing conditions. Despite this we had a brilliant day exploring the numerous paths around this amazing and natural garden. There was so much to see and so much in flower for this time of year. Amazing trees and amazing views aplenty. We loved the very friendly Robins who came right up to us. Also enjoyed lovely home-made soup and scones in the cafe. Will definitely visit again at a different time of year to see the amazing variety of plants, shrubs and trees.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful gardens to explore & get lost in”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Lovely ups and downs and winding paths through the gardens and woods which then open up with views out or to other areas of the gardens. Need to have your camera fully charged up.

Visited July 2013
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