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RHS Partner Garden regional winner 2023

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Wester Ross
IV54 8YX

On A890 between Strathcarron & South Strome.

20 acres

01520 722603

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Opening Hours

1 Apr–31 Oct. Please see website for opening times.


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (member 1 only for joint memberships) applies Wed.


  • Accessible facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • DIY Refreshments
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Toilets


  • Autumn colour
  • Glasshouse (open to public)
  • Japanese garden
  • Sculpture
  • Water garden

About the garden

Owned by
Joanna Macpherson

Started by Baron Schroder in the late 19th century, hill paths meander through 20 acres of conifers and rhododendrons. Totally transformed after the 1980 storms by owner Nicky Macpherson, it is now a painter's garden designed to frame the views of Skye and the surrounding hills.

Waterfalls, Monet bridges, Meconopsis, bamboo and candelabra primulas are reflected in dark pools, and sculpture lurks in unexpected places scattered through the garden. Major Meconopsis and fern collections of more than 2,000 trees have been planted over 20 years and the water gardens stretch out along the drive, highlighted by spectacular plantings of Gunnera, Meconopsis and Himalayan primrose.

A wide variety of rhododendrons are scattered throughout, some more than 100 years old – the rhododendron dell is a must-see. Visitors will also find a Japanese garden with raked gravel, cloud-pruned hedges, dwarf conifers and Japanese maples.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Bluebells
  • Conifers
  • Daffodils
  • Ferns
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Heathers
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Laburnum
  • Maple
  • Meconopsis
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Vegetables
  • Waterlilies
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.