A jewel in the crown of the National Trust for Scotland, Balmacara is a traditional crofting estate of over 5000 acres, offering outstanding views taking in some of western Scotland's most beautiful landscape. There are 23km of waymarked footpaths exploring ancient woodland, traditional crofting townships, gorgeous coastline, and even a coral beach. Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV40 8DN
Dochfour is a Victorian terraced garden surrounding a historic 18th-century house, home of the Baillie family for over 500 years. There are terraced Italianate gardens near the loch, and parkland rising to woodland above the house. Dochfour Estate Office, Dochgarroch, Inverness, Highlands, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV3 8GY
Inverewe Garden is an extraordinary sub-tropical garden on the craggy shore of Loch Ewe, surrounded by the glorious landscape of Wester Ross. Inverewe deserves its reputation as one of Scotland's great gardens, with a wide variety of exotic plants including Himalayan rhododendrons, Tasmanian eucalyptus and South African, New Zealand and Chilean plants.
A832, Poolewe, Achnasheen, Highlands, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV22 2LG
Within the walled garden of an 18th-century stately home stands a delightful, small botanic garden featuring a tropical glasshouse and a cactus house as well as attractive formal gardens and a wildflower meadow. Bught Lane, Inverness, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV3 5SS