Sunken garden with spectaculare views. Readers of Gardeners' World magazine choose Attadale Gardens as their favourite Scottish garden in their 2010 Gardens to Visit guide.

Attadale House was built in 1755 by Donald Matheson. Gardens and woodlands were started in 1890 by Baron Schroder and planted with rhododendrons, azaleas and specimen trees. Since the storms of the 1980s, owners Ewen and Nicky Macpherson have planted more than 2000 trees and shrubs. Old paths have been revealed, bridges built and water gardens planted with candelabra primulas, gunnera, iris and bamboo. Restored sunken garden, vegetable and herb gardens, Japanese garden. Tree list. Sculpture. Geodesic dome with fine fern collection. Visitors are advised to wear waterproof shoes. The garden has been given 4 Stars by the tourist board. Plant sales-particularly ferns. Tea in the house can be arranged.

Reasons to Visit

  • Spectacular West Coast gardens offer views of the sea and Skye.
  • Ancient paths wind through 20 acres of rhododendrons and rare trees, over bridges and through impressive water gardens with beautiful & exotic planting.
  • Giant gunnera, Himalayan primula and mecanposis amongst huge variety of different plants
  • Kitchen garden with nursery selling variety of plants
  • Restored sunken garden and herb garden
  • Japanese garden
  • Fern collection housed in geodesic dome - ferns available for sale
  • Conservatory imaginatively planted with ferns
  • Major sculpture collection scattered throughout the garden.



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Travel Directions to Attadale House & Gardens

On the south shore of Loch Carron, two miles south of Strathcarron on the A890.

Attadale railway station is conveniently situated for the gardens. The station is on the picturesque Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh line. Train times can be found at

Address Details

  • Strathcarron, Highland,
  • IV54 8YX
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