Scots Roots


Inverewe Garden
March 18, 2016, 10:43 am
Filed under: Photographs, Scottish History | Tags: ,

Inverewe 1North west Scotland is not an obvious place to plant a sub-tropical garden but, thanks to Inverewe 2the warm currents of the Gulf Stream, Inverewe Garden, on the shores of Loch Ewe, has become one of Scotland’s most popular botanical attractions.

In 1862 the land was purchased for Osgood Mackenzie by his mother, Lady Mary Mackenzie. Over the years Osgood transformed it from a barren outcrop to a lush oasis.

 

Inverewe 3Inverewe 4He planted a shelter belt of 100 acres of woodland for protection and brought in tonnes of topsoil to create a walled garden.

He spent his whole life developing the garden, importing plants from all over the world.

Osgood died in 1922 but his daughter Mairi continued his work. Shortly before her death in 1953, she gifted the house and estate to the National Trust for Scotland.

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4 Comments so far
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Incredible. I’d love to walk through.

Comment by Diane Tibert

I will make note of this for my next trip! Beautiful!

Comment by the dune mouse

We visited here last year,meaning last been nearly 30 years ago – still awesome! Thanks for the memories.

Comment by Anabel Marsh

Vary nice

Comment by Jai Dev Sethi




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