The Gardens

Garden & Grounds

The Garden
Culloden's four-acre walled garden was built by the Forbes family in the 18th century to provide food and flowers for the house. In more recent decades it was used for sheep and Highland cattle grazing. Six years ago we decided to restore the gardens and commissioned Michael Innes, the former Gardens Advisor for the National Trust of Scotland, to give it a stylish new look.

It is designed it for your enjoyment from early spring flowering bulbs through autumn orchard fruits.

The Grounds
Upon entering the gates, first your eye is caught by the beautiful house and the sweeping lawn. Then you may notice the towering trees circling the drive.

In the 18th century, it was the fashion to grow an arboreteum of trees newly discovered by plant hunters. 300 years later seeds collected while exploring China and the Americas have grown into the magnificent specimen trees before you.

The 40-acre estate includes for your pleasure seasonal bluebell and rhododendron walks, open parkland, paths into Culloden forest, a croquet lawn, tennis court and a duck pond.

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Culloden House
Inverness, Scotland, IV2 7BZ

Telephone: +44 (0) 1463 790461
Fax: +44 (0) 1463 792181

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