Wester Ross gardens rated alongside Gardens of Versaille by travel website

Attadale Gardens rated one of top 15 most beautiful in the world
Attadale Gardens was created in the 1980s.Attadale Gardens was created in the 1980s.
Attadale Gardens was created in the 1980s.

A landscaped gardens in Wester Ross has received recognition as being one of the most beautiful in the world.

Situated just off the North Coast 500 route, Attadale Gardens were informed on Monday that Loveexploring.com had included them in their list of the Top 15 most beautiful Gardens in the World along with others including Kew Gardens in London, the Gardens of the Palace of Versailles, Butchart Gardens in Canada and Gardens in Japan, USA and Mexico.

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Lovingly designed and created by Nicky Macpherson following a severe storm in the 1980s, Nicky’s legacy has now been taken over by her daughter, Joanna, who was delighted to learn that Attadale had been included.

Attadale Water GardenAttadale Water Garden
Attadale Water Garden

She said: “Imagine our delight to be included in such distinguished company, it is a true accolade to my mother whose vision it was to create this beautiful garden and as we prepare to reopen to the public on 15th July, it couldn’t have come at a better time”.

The mild climate of Wester Ross is influenced by the Gulf Stream which allows many more tender plants to flourish and thrive while water features, magnificent trees and rhododendrons form the backdrop to this secret gem. There are several individual areas like the Peace Garden, the Sunken Garden, Japanese Garden and the Fernery that are a must to visit as are the beautiful sculptures dotted throughout the gardens.

Rail visitors can stop at Attadale’s own request stop station, en route to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye or Inverness.

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