The most famous of Scotland's gardens is situated in the Northwest and very far north (latitude 57.8 degrees), about the same latitude as Hudson's Bay here in Canada. It is an oasis of greenery and colour warmed by the Gulf Stream and able to sustain plants from many temperate regions of the world.
It was started by Osgood Mackenzie in 1862 when he was 20 years old. By 1870 it was well on its way by establishing shelter belts of Native and Scandinavian pines, to provide protection from the strong winds and salt spray. He concentrated on the walled garden, reclaiming seashore with good soil reputed to have been bought from Ireland.
Osgood's daughter, Mairi, took over the garden on her father's death in 1922. The present Inverewe House was built by her second husband in 1935 the original having been destroyed by a fire. Mairi continued to care for the garden, opening it to the public for the first time during World War II. Before she died in 1953 she made arrangements for the National Trust for Scotland to take over responsibility for the garden.
Mary from Little Red House hosts Mosaic Monday and would love for you stop in and view the beautiful images everyone contributes.
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