Lip na Cloiche is a small, densely-planted garden on the Isle of Mull, open to the public.
Lip na Cloiche garden is beautifully situated close to the shoreline of the Isle of Mull, and has stunning views of Loch Tuath and the Isle of Ulva. It is well worth seeing, especially if you are interested in finding out which plants are likely to thrive in the mild local climate.
A wide range of such plants is available for sale throughout the year, as well as fresh eggs and many craft items made from locally "found" materials.
There is no admission charge; however a donation would be appreciated if you wish to visit the garden; 25% of money raised is donated to local charities.
For those who are interested in spending more than an afternoon exploring the beauties of the north-west coast of Mull, Bed & Breakfast accommodation is also available.
To find out more about the garden, the area, and about visiting Lip na Cloiche, do have a look around this site.
Special Charity Opening Days with Teas and Homebaking
The garden will have a special charity opening on the Bank Holiday weekend,
Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May, 11am to 5 pm, entry £3,
teas and homebaking £2.00.
60% of takings to Macmillan Cancer
and 40% to Ulva Ferry Affordable Housing.
The charity opening in 2014 raised a total of £877. The money raised was
divided: 60% to Macmillan Cancer and 40% to Mary's Meals.
Lip na Cloiche in the News
Lip na Cloiche has been featured in a variety of
gardening publications and you can access some of the articles below. Please
note all the links below will open in a new window.
- Lip na Cloiche is the subject of a Blog on the website for Doddington Place Gardens. You can read the Blog by clicking here.
- Lip na Cloiche has a feature article in the 2014 edition of the Caledonian Gardener
(the annual Journal of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society). There is a copy of the article available
It is quite large, so if you have a slower broadband connection you
might prefer a copy which has the pictures compressed and so is a
smaller file size.
- Lip na Cloiche featured and was on the cover of
the January 2012 edition of
Garden you can access a PDF of the article
Please be aware that it may take a while to download.
- Also in 2012 Lip na Cloiche was featured in the
Italian gardening magazine Gardenia. You can dowload a PDF of this
article here. This
is also quite a large file size so could take a
- Lip na Cloiche is featured in the September 2011 Issue
of Scottish Field
- Lip na Cloiche was featured in The Guardian's Reader's
Tips of the best gardens to visit around the world in May 2011. You can access the
- Lip na Cloiche was featured in the April 2011 edition of
the RHS Magazine.
- Lip na Cloiche was also featured in the April
2010 Country Living
magazine and a pdf version of the article is available; depending on your
internet connection it may take some time to load as it is a large file
size. To access the article simply
- Lip na Cloiche has also been featured in
Scotland on Sunday's "At Home" magazine
(August 2008), and a pdf version of that article can be viewed
If you have any questions, please get in touch.