There are hundreds of heather species and cultivars and in the garden centre we will always have a selection of Calluna and Erica varieties.
The Calluna are cultivars of our native ling heather and have been bred for their range of foliage colour andlate summer and autumn flowers of many different colours.
We stock Erica cinerea varieties which are commonly known as bell heathers. These are usually summer-flowering heathers.
We also stock Erica carnea and darleyensis cultivars which are the winter flowering heathers.
Planting a mixture of these types will give an all year round display of colour.
Heathers belong to the ericaceous family and like acid or peaty soil but Erica carnea and Erica darleyensis will grow in neutral or alkaline soil.
The hardy varieties of heathers which we stock in the garden centre are generally very easy. In the highlands it is best to trim all heathers in the spring.
They are a very effective ground cover plant and look wonderful in heather beds but are also excellent container plants.
2017 Spring Opening Days and hours:-
Monday to Saturday 0800 - 1700
Sunday 1000 - 1700
For those who can't visit we are happy to send plants by mail.
For further information
01463 741698 or 01463 741365
From Inverness you head west on the A862 then take the A833 to Kiltarlity.
Once through the Village just follow the signs for 'Garden Centre'.