In­verewe Gar­dens

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This sub-trop­i­cal par­adise over­look­ing Loch Ewe in Wester Ross cap­tured our read­ers’ imag­i­na­tions and just pipped Tre­bah to the post to claim the cov­eted ti­tle.

The beau­ti­ful gar­den was cre­ated by Os­good McKenzie in 1862, and en­joys mild tem­per­a­tures brought in by the Gulf Stream. Trans­formed from the orig­i­nal scrub wil­lows and rock, its 49 acres bloom with flam­boy­ant plants from around the world, mak­ing it a must-visit.

Sec­ond place: Tre­bah Gar­den

An­other sub-trop­i­cal de­light, coastal Tre­bah near Fal­mouth in Cornwall has its own beach on the Helford River, a tow­er­ing gun­nera jun­gle and a lake within a hy­drangea val­ley. Enor­mous ex­otic plants loom over wind­ing paths to cre­ate a magical en­vi­ron­ment for all the fam­ily.

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