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Gardens near Inverness, and Highland Games and Gatherings

Abriacahn Nurseries and Garden 
Great views of the legendry Loch Ness and 3 acres of highland gardens to explore make this a real breath of fresh air. You’ll find a huge variety of unusual and beautiful plants here – many of which are for sale. The perfect place to keep horticulturalists happy! 
Abriacahn Nurseries and Garden

 Brin Herb Nursery 
The display gardens of this retail nursery show how many of the plants offered for sale look when they mature, and give a range of planting ideas. Although they are functional they do not pretend to be highly manicured gardens as one might find in a municipal garden. 
Brin Herb Nursery

Cawdor Castle 
Cawdor has three gardens: The Walled gardens is the oldest dating from 1600 and became a kitchen garden. The flower garden designed for enjoyment in late summer/autumn has had it's season extended to give pleasure from early spring. The Wild garden planted in the 1960's is a shaggy informal ramble of azaleas, rhododendrons, daffodils, primulas, willows and bamboos. 
Cawdor Castle

Bught Nursery @ Floral Hall 
The Floral Hall and demonstration gardens are part of the Highland Council's working Bught Nursery. There are a number of landscaped areas including a rhododendron corner, herbaceous border, scree,alpine and heather beds, along with a water garden. The Floral Hall is a fantastic Sub-tropical landscape 
Bught Nursery Floral Hall


Highland Games and gatherings

The date of the first gathering on the banks of the River Ness by our ancestors has been lost in the mists of time and will forever remain a mystery. What we do know is that back in 1821 the Inverness Courier reported that fundraising was taking place in the town to revive those ancient Games and to give the Capital of the Highlands a Highland Games that its townsfolk could be proud of.

Thanks to the efforts of those early fundraisers, 180 years later, the City of Inverness Highland Games is firmly established as one of the largest and most enjoyable Highland Games in the North of Scotland.

A wonderful mixture of new attractions and traditional events ensures that the City of Inverness Highland Games is always one of the highlights of any summer in the Highlands. As usual the heart of the City of Inverness Highland Games will be the traditional Heavy athletic events, the Highland Piping competitions and the Highland Dancing competitions in Bught Park.

More information on Inverness Highland Games for 2014

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