Poolewe and this part of the West Coast enjoys a temperate climate, despite it's northerly latitude - this, as a result of the influence of the warm currents of the Gulf Stream, which enables native, exotic plants and shrubs to flourish all year round.  Winter snowfall and frosts are short lived, and in mid summer the sun hardly sets.
On the opposite shoreline from Cove lies the world renowned Inverewe Gardens - a lush tropical oasis.  This popular botanical attraction created in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie, has in its collection Himalayan blue poppies, Tasmanian eucalypts, rhodedendrons from China, Nepal and the Indian subcontinent. 
 
Highlights include the most northerly planting of the rare Wollemi pines.  These paintings, flowers and snrubs are one of Scotland's finest botanical grounds and gardens - a real joy for visitors and residents alike.
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