Visiting The Achiltibuie Garden - Visit Scotland 3 star Garden attraction
If you've visited us before 2008, please note that we now have a different location within Achiltibuie. The old building which housed the Hydroponicum and its café is closed; our Keder greenhouse and office are now situated nearby at 103 Achiltibuie.
For directions on how to reach The Achiltibuie Garden, please click here.
We are currently closed for visitors until Easter 2017.
Admission charge to look round our working greenhouse: £2 per person, free for under 12s.
To download a copy of our opening hours, click here.
What you can see when you visit
We use hydroponics in our Keder greenhouse to grow a wide range of salads, herbs, fruit and veg which we sell to personal customers, local shops and businesses; we also use soil-based growing both indoors and out to extend the range of edible and ornamental plants which are grown. Power for the Keder greenhouse is supplied by micro wind turbines which run the pumps via a bank of batteries. All the hydroponic systems and raised soil beds are supplied with water from our rainwater harvesting system. If you are interested in running your own greenhouse without having to rely on mains services, you may find it is worthwhile coming to see us. We have spent time sourcing suitable pumps and equipment to enable us to be off-grid and we are happy to talk to you about what we've done. Outdoors, our fruit cage contains raspberries, blueberries, currants and gooseberries.