Garden Centre on Skye
Situated in beautiful woodland, Skye Shrubs is a small and friendly nursery and garden centre with a huge selection of garden plants and products. We’re located within the grounds of Viewfield House on the southern side of Portree.
We are passionate about gardening and garden plants which can thrive outdoors in Skye’s particular climate. We can give expert advice on a plant's suitability to those who require it and suggest other ideas or alternatives. Our shrubs are mainly maritime, hardy and acid loving plants and the majority of our shrubs are propagated from stock growing outside in our nursery in Portree. A selection of photos taken this month in the Garden Centre can be seen here
Our shrubs are sold in mainly in 2 or 3 litre pots. Some shrubs are offered at discounted prices for use as Hedging. Early in the season (March and April) is when we have a large stock of Rhododendrons (it's a good time to get them then, before they flower!). Roses are available throughout the season, but best choice is between March and June. We also grow most of our Summer Bedding plants - normally available from mid May. Hanging Baskets are made to order and we will plant up any container brought into the Garden centre with bedding. Herbaceous, Alpines and Ornamental Trees are available throughout the season. Some plants are very good at attracting pollinators (Bees and Butterflies). Some plants are not liked by Rabbits. A list of those plants that they prefer not to eat is also available.
Grow your own Fruit and Vegetables
The vegetable plants start in March with seed potatoes and seeds. From April, we have young plants (e.g. lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, courgettes etc.) for sale for planting outside or in a tunnel or greenhouse. Throughout the season, we also have a good range of fruit bushes (e.g. blackcurrant, gooseberry, blueberry) and fruit trees(apple, pear, etc.) plus early, mid and late season strawberry plants.
Usually composts and stones have special offers throughout the season! In the cabin there are fertilisers, chemicals and other sundries to cater for all your gardening needs, it's all here!
Outside there are barrels, containers, frost proof glazed pots, stoneware bird baths, ornaments and much more. Just pop in and see what we have to offer.
We also sell and accept National Garden Gift Vouchers. To help with the cost of gardening for the keen gardener, we run a Garden Centre Club which gives you a 10% discount on plants, bulbs, seeds, Christmas trees ...... anything that is not already on special offer.
We open in December to supply you all with Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees. These can be either 'pot grown' or 'cut' trees up to 8 feet high. Collect them from the Garden Centre or get them delivered free to anywhere on Skye!
If you are visiting Skye, or have been a lifelong resident, please drop in and see us, enjoy our world, and maybe take home a living souvenir of Skye?