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, and late 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 to grow. 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.
The Garden Centre and shop are now fully open again following the easing of restrictions on the 5th April 2021. We would ask customers visiting to please maintain social distancing and use the hand sanitisers before entering.
So looking forward to welcoming you all back and hope you enjoy the improvements we had made over lockdown.
Our opening hours are back to Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm, and Sunday 10am till 5pm.
Thank you all once again for your continued support and patience through this difficult period and hope to see you soon.
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'.