Although few and far between the gardens of highlands are quite exceptional and although two of the four mentioned are a good day’s driving distance they are non the less well worth a visit.
(26 miles) has been totally restored to its former glory and looking down on the gardens is a memorable site, whilst looking up at the Castle is truly awe-inspiring.
Cawdor has three gardens, the walled garden, the flower garden and the wild garden; it is 52 miles away but again is well worth the visit.
Inverewe Garden is on the west coast (94 miles) but can be combined with a days drive taking in the most beautiful scenery in Scotland and a memorable lunch at the Old Inn at Gairloch. The gardens benefit from the gulf stream and as a result now boast one of the finest collections of temperate plants from the Northern and Southern hemisphere.
The Castle of Mey (95 miles) was once the summer residence of the late Queen Mother who bought it in 1952 and subsequently restored both the castle and gardens. The Castle and gardens received Visit Scotland’s highest award in 2007.