Onich Hotel Gardens
The gardens are, without doubt, Onich Hotel's most prized asset and in conjunction with the beautiful shoreline and loch, combine to yield a setting that can only be described as breathtaking.
In the last year, the gardens have benefited from an extensive programme of works which have included hard landscaping and intensive planting schemes to give year round interest. This has resulted in accolades from both professional and amateur gardeners alike.
We employed Glenfinnan Gardeners, Iain and Joy Morrison as consultants who came up with some exciting ideas which we duly implemented. As the project progressed and developed, it became evident that this was more than just a project to those involved, it was a labour of love as evidenced from the enthusiasm of our gardener and indeed other members of staff who were keen to lend a hand.
Nothing compares to an evening stroll (after a sumptuous meal) along the path meandering between beds bursting with colour, texture and scent while enjoying our famed West Coast sunset. Truly, an experience never to be forgotten.
Yet for all their beauty, the gardens are designed to be of a casual nature, to be enjoyed by all our visitors both two and four-legged! Included is an area for the children to play while parents can watch while enjoying a relaxing tipple on the terrace. No-one will bat an eye should the strawberries be sampled by little fingers! They are provided for the enjoyment of the guests as well as for use in the kitchen.
In addition to their obvious beauty, the gardens however serve a dual purpose. Not only do they provide the hotel with fresh herbs, fruit and flowers but it was always our intention to start selling plants from the hotel, with some of the plants coming from our own stock. This is an initiative we are very excited about, especially our gardener Raymond, who has been promised a new jacket! Pop in or call 01855 821214 and ask for Raymond or Maria for current stock.