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Attadale Gardens

Large fern collection and gardens in spectacular setting.

  • 4.7

  • from 150 Google reviews

Pathway down from the house
Pathway down from the house

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About the garden

Fans of ferns are in for a treat at Attadale Gardens, which is home to one of the largest fern collections in Scotland. The fern-filled geodesic dome and atmospheric sunken garden are a joy to discover. But these unfurling fronds aren’t the only thing exciting green-fingered visitors.

On arrival, visitors can marvel at the lily pad-covered water gardens before taking a stroll along the old rhododendron walk. Those with kids in tow will have a blast seeking out the animal sculptures hidden among the foliage while those looking to slow the pace can unwind in the Japanese-inspired raked gravel gardens.

But what really makes Attadale Gardens special is its location in Wester Ross, Scotland. Head up to the viewpoint where you can see this mosaic of gardens set against the beautiful backdrop of neighbouring Skye. As well as the charming gardens, there’s an onsite tearoom providing homemade snacks, sweet treats and hot drinks in exchange for a donation, which you can leave in the honesty box.

Opening times

1st April - 31st October Monday - Sunday 10AM - 5PM

Useful details

Garden area

20 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a food stall and a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - you can lock up your bike at Attadale Gardens.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a plant shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. We can provide a wheelchair for free, and you can park at the house.

Wester Ross, IV54 8YX

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Find the garden

Attadale Gardens
Wester Ross
IV54 8YX
Sat Nav Postcode
IV54 8YX
Public Transport
Take the train on the Inverness-Kyle of Lochalsh line.
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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 150 Google reviews

Jane Praill

a month ago


Lovely gardens, something different round every corner. Red squirrels to spot as well!! A wonderful afternoon finished off in their "self service" cafe, where we feasted on homemade ice creams and tea!! They have freshly made sandwiches, homemade soups and yummy proper homemade cakes!! An absolute gem!! Also dog friendly!

Sophia Nasreisfahany

3 weeks ago


Beautiful place to visit, I loved the mix of beautiful garden and ancient woodland with sequoia and more, if you are a tree or flower lover this is a great place to see. The grounds and buildings are lovely and the honesty cafe is fab, the food is fresh and delicious especially the sandwiches and homemade cakes. Lovely place to walk and enjoy a wide range of non native flowers and beautiful gardens great value for money. Lovely staff too

Alex Salt

a month ago


Had an absolutely lovely walk around the gardens after the warmest welcome from Joanna. Also had a wonderful lunch at the self service cafe halfway round. Will definitely come back.

James Baron

a month ago


Lovely gardens, with the azaleas and rhododendrons at their best. Lovely geraniums as effective ground cover. Good place even on a bad day. Small self-servicw cafe.


9 months ago


Amazing gardens and was even lucky enough to see a Red Squirrel! I recommend asking to the statues trail, some are surprisingly hard to find!

Contact the garden

01520 722 603

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