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.
From Monday 10 April until the end of September 2017 we are open to welcome visitors as follows:
Monday - Friday 13.30 - 16.00
• Come and visit our working greenhouse: see hydroponics and soil-based growing
• Chat with the team 14.30 - 15.00 each day
• Buy our popular growing kits, tasty fresh produce, baked goods and preserves.
ADMISSION TO GREENHOUSE: £3 per person for Chat with the team, £2 per person outwith Chat times above (free for children under 12)
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 in raised beds 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.