Welcome to Attadale Gardens
We are now open for the 2014 season and look forward to welcoming you.
We are open 10am - 5.30pm
April - end October.
Closed on Sundays.
Due to limited paved areas, wheelchair users admitted FREE
Each Year we welcome the Lochcarron Highland Games to Attadale. This year the games will be held on Saturday 19th July. As the games are held in the field by the estate entrance it is not possible to offer a separate entrance for those wishing to visit only the gardens. Therefore you will be asked to pay to enter the games site, should you not wish to enjoy the games please say that you only wish to visit the gardens and you will be allowed to proceed to the gardens car park and when you leave you will be asked to leave by the temporary exit via the games field.
Attadale is proud to support the Lochcarron Highland Games and the support they give to local people and organisations. We hope you will enjoy both the garden and the games when you arrive.
Started by Baron Schroder in the late 19th century, hill paths meander through 20 acres of conifers and rhododendrons.
Totally transformed after the 1980 storms by owner Nicky Macpherson, it is an artist’s garden designed to frame the magnificent views of Skye and the surrounding hills. Waterfalls, Monet bridges, meconopsis, bamboo and candelabra primula are reflected in dark pools. Sculpture lurks in unexpected places.
Please choose from the list below to view more details on our gardens.
Latest additions and developments
Roe deer by Hamish Mackie 2014
The box hedges in the kitchen garden suffered from box blight and have been replaced with ilex crenata. The meconopsis or Blue Himalayan poppy collection has been growing year by year, and they can be seen throughout the garden.
The bronze roe deer is a new sculpture by Hamish Mackie, who also made the running cheetah. It has been placed near the gate to the kitchen garden to surprise visitors and where it can also be seen from the kitchen window by the owners Nicky and Ewen Macpherson when they do the washing up.