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Attadale Gardens in Wester Ross wins prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) national award

By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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Attadale Gardens. Photo: RHS/Julia Stanley.
Attadale Gardens. Photo: RHS/Julia Stanley.

Wester Ross visitor attraction Attadale Gardens have won the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Partner Garden of the Year for Scotland 2023.

Attadale Gardens in Starthcarron offers meandering paths through water gardens and woodland, with sculptures, a herb garden, sunken garden and Japanese garden all against the wild backdrop of the mountains and Loch Carron.

Joanna Macpherson at Attadale Macpherson.
Joanna Macpherson at Attadale Macpherson.

Custodian Joanna Macpherson, whose family have lived at Attadale for three generations, said: "It’s wonderful to have the hard work of the entire gardening team recognised again by our enthusiastic visitors. We are so pleased to get their kind and enthusiastic feedback."

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Helen Feary, RHS partner gardens manager, said: "In this third year of the RHS Partner Garden of the Year competition, visitors have once again touched us by voting in their thousands for their favourite gardens. Their heartfelt comments, describing gardens as ‘magical’ or even ‘balm to the soul’ show just how much good a visit to a garden can do for us."

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Details of the 2024 RHS Partner Garden of the Year competition, and how to vote, will be revealed next spring.There are currently 221 gardens in the RHS Partner Gardens scheme, which allows RHS Members to visit non-RHS gardens free at selected times of the year. To find out more about RHS Partner Gardens, visit: www.rhs.org.uk/partnergardens

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