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TITLE
Inverewe Gardens
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_272
PLACENAME
Inverewe
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
29093
KEYWORDS
inverewe gardens
poolewe
northern lights
gulf stream
Inverewe Gardens

Inverewe Garden is a botanical garden in Scottish Highlands. It is located just to the north of Poolewe in Wester Ross.

The garden was created in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie on the estate surrounding Inverewe House. It covers some 20 ha (50 acres) and includes more than 2500 species of exotic plants. The garden has since 1952 been the property of the National Trust for Scotland.

Poolewe has a relatively warm climate for its latitude, thanks to the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream produces an almost sub-tropical climate at times; Inverewe Garden could not exist without it. While the winter in Poolewe is generally cold and wet, the maritime location means that it receives only a few days of snow a year. The Northern Lights are visible on occasion depending on the weather and time of year, though winter is best.

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Inverewe Gardens

ROSS: Gairloch

inverewe gardens; poolewe; northern lights; gulf stream

J I R Martin

Inverewe Garden is a botanical garden in Scottish Highlands. It is located just to the north of Poolewe in Wester Ross.<br /> <br /> The garden was created in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie on the estate surrounding Inverewe House. It covers some 20 ha (50 acres) and includes more than 2500 species of exotic plants. The garden has since 1952 been the property of the National Trust for Scotland.<br /> <br /> Poolewe has a relatively warm climate for its latitude, thanks to the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream produces an almost sub-tropical climate at times; Inverewe Garden could not exist without it. While the winter in Poolewe is generally cold and wet, the maritime location means that it receives only a few days of snow a year. The Northern Lights are visible on occasion depending on the weather and time of year, though winter is best.