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Lip na Cloiche Garden and Nursery

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Address: Lip na Cloiche | Ulva Ferry, PA73 6LU, Scotland
Phone Number: 441688500257
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Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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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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A fairy tale garden

This is a strange place in the best sense: impossibly lush and beautiful, straight up a hill, with extraordinary views. The woman who runs it does ask for contributions, which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
hoppapoppa
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a strange place in the best sense: impossibly lush and beautiful, straight up a hill, with extraordinary views. The woman who runs it does ask for contributions, which seems only fair: there is an unbelievable amount of work here.

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 706 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We stopped off here en route to join the Turus Mara boat trip which sets off from Ulva Ferry. It’s just a privately owned home which doubles as a B&B and has a superb compact garden built into the hillside behind. A narrow path winds it’s way quickly uphill alongside a burn, crosses over the rear of the property and... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever been in with an amazing array of different plants. Lucy was extremely helpful with her outstanding knowledge and advice. Luckily I live in an area which also benifits from the gulf stream so was able to buy a lovely selection to bring home. I have been telling all my... More 

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Thank Lesley M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

A real gem of a garden hewn out of the hillside by one woman over 11 years. A treat to explore and also to enjoy the views across to Ulva. Lucy showed us around and was very generous with her time. Boundless enthusiasm.

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Thank DMOliver
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Isle of Mull is an amazing place and Ballygown is just beautiful. I was really looking forward to visiting these gardens and was planning on purchasing some plants from Lucy. She, unfortunately is one of the rudest women I have ever had the displeasure of coming into contact with and completely ruined the whole experience. I am not sure why... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

a two day trip to Mull - I had booked an overnight at Lip na Cloiche and had no idea the beauty that we had chanced upon!!! Lucy has created such an amazing garden with attention, care, precision and love oozing from every little detail. Overlooking Loch Tuath the garden is on a hillside with a little stream running through... More 

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Inverness
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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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