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.
We are open 7 days again but under strict coronavirus rules, there is a one-way system operating and one person at a time at the till and we do ask that you keep strictly to the 2 metre social distancing rules for the sake of our staff and other customers. Please use the hand sanitizer when you enter the garden centre. We are continuing meantime with free local deliveries for those who would rather stay at home and we would like to thank you all for your tremendous support through these difficult times
When leaving an order by email or on our social media outlets, please include a phone number so we can contact you to arrange payment, (please be aware that demand has been very high and some stocks are low so it is better if you can phone to discuss your requirements)
Open Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5pm and from 10.00am to 5.00pm on Sunday
For those who can't visit we are happy to send plants by mail or carrier,
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'.