We are just home from a few days in Wester Ross. While Mike and grandson Callum climbed munros I visited Inverewe on the first day- feeling that I had been transported to Europe on listening to fellow visitors- very few British! The garden seems in good order with excellent under planting everywhere and lots of interesting shrubs and trees- in fact these overall looked in better condition than some of the older rhododendrons. The walled garden was a colourful treat! Garden Cottage Nursery just a couple of miles north is certainly worth a visit too!
Next day I went to 2 Durnamuck on Little Loch Broom- an old croft facing east with amazing mountain backdrop and some protection from westerly winds. It's a a recent construction over the past 20 years utterly delightful in its setting. Then on to the walled garden at Dundonnell House, with historic structure and trees but lots of new interventions by Will Soos who has created Durnamuck with his partner Sue.
Masses of good and unusual plants and well worth a trip north! Both the last 2 gardens are open by appointment- see SGS website.