Following in Royal Footsteps

Prince Charles and Camilla visited Attadale Gardens, Wester Ross, earlier this year but there was no special welcome or red carpet for us when we visited today on our trip around the Far North. Created in the late 19th century it is very much a woodland garden but was transformed after the 1980 storms into a ‘painter’s garden’, designed to frame the views of Skye and the surrounding hills. Streams, waterfalls and pools add movement and although we missed the meconopsis, candelabra primula and rhododendrons there was still much to enjoy, especially the overriding smell of damp greenery and pine needles.

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10 Responses to Following in Royal Footsteps

  1. rickii says:

    this cool, refreshing post was just what was needed to face anoyher scorching day.

  2. It feels like a very atmospheric garden, and thank you for the tour! I love the bench too!

  3. johnvic8 says:

    I hope you treaded lightly…and respectfully.

  4. Pauline says:

    You are also following in our footsteps too! We visited a couple of years ago when staying up there and really enjoyed it, a truly lovely garden with fantastic views.

  5. pbmgarden says:

    Love the zen garden.

  6. Brian Skeys says:

    It looks like a garden with a spiritual atmosphere, which would appeal to PC.

  7. Lovely garden that I never knew existed. Charles and Camilla visited our beautiful gardens at Glenveagh Castle recently and it gave Donegal a HUGE boost. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Oh just wow. What a lovely place especially during the heat of summer. (dreadfully hot here).

  9. No red carpet, shame on them! Your description of damp greenery and pine needles makes me want to go.

  10. Anna says:

    What a fabulous bench!

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