Scottish garden grown from determination

Published: 18/04/2013

Abarren, rocky outcrop on the same latitude as Hudson Bay, Canada, and even farther north than Moscow, is not the obvious spot for a garden. But back in the early 1860s, Osgood Mackenzie began to craft a lush oasis on the west coast of Scotland – Inverewe Garden.

Osgood was a young man with big ideas.

In his early 20s, he took ownership of this peninsula stretching out into Loch Ewe in Wester Ross and began imagining a new look for this barren and blasted spot.

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