The Tours

The keynote of the tours is flexibility to fit-in with your arrangements and to visit the gardens that are at their best at the time of your visit.

Below are some suggestions of possible tours with the gardens they visit. Within the constraints of time and distance, the places visited can be varied - just make your preference known when you make contact.

North West Tour

This popular day tour takes us through the spectacular scenery of Wester Ross, along Loch Maree to the world famous garden of Inverewe followed by visits to the two private but stunning gardens of Gruinard and Dundonnell Houses.

To do justice to the gardens and the scenery, a full day is required.

The route is shown here on Google Maps

North East Tour

This tour takes you through the Black Isle over a small ferry from Cromarty to Nigg. Thence we travel up the North West coast of the Moray Firth passing Tain, Dornoch and Golspie, to Dunrobin Castle and Garden

We will return by Bonar Bridge and call in at Foulis Castle to see the fine courtyard garden and grounds there. If we are in luck we may meet the owner of the castle and Chief of Clan Munro.

The route can be viewed here on Google Maps.

Local Tour

This tour travels no great distances and the choice of attractions to visit is varied.

The gardens are Cawdor, Logie, Brodie and Abriachan Garden. All of these are attached to features of alternative interest. Both Cawdor and Brodie have very attractive castles within their gardens! Logie has an unusual shopping centre and Abriachan is also a plant nursery with a fine view of Loch Ness.

Other attractions are Culloden Battlefield and Fort George. Culloden is where Jacobite aspirations were finally crushed in the last battle on British soil. Fort george was built after Culloden to keep the lid on the Highland pressure cooker.

Link to Map

Far North Tour

The Castle of Mey is some distance from Inverness and a day tour to the Castle and garden can only do them justice if this is the only attracrion visited. The journey-time is long (250 mls about 6 hours) but interesting. It takes in towns and country-side quite different from other areas of the country.

A link to the route is here