Big Blue at Inverewe
On the rugged shores of Loch Ewe in Wester Ross, at the latitude of St Petersburg, a peaceful and exotic gem flourishes thanks to the warm currents of the Gulf Stream. Inverewe Garden, owned and cared for by the National Trust for Scotland, is a remarkable oasis of harmony and calm and boasts an internationally acclaimed collection of trees and shrubs from all over the world.
Eucalypts from Tasmania, olearia from New Zealand and other species from such far-flung places as Chile and South Africa all flourish there, in a display that changes with the seasons.
At this time of year, the freshness of the spring flowers gives way to some of summer’s vibrant, blousy herbaceous plants, with some of the garden’s celebrities such as the Chatham Island Forget-me-not and the “Big Blue” Poppy ornamenting the borders in the peaceful walled garden.
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