Tuesday 30th April to Tuesday 7th May 2024

Set sail from Oban, in Hebridean Princess style, to experience the blossoming spectacle of some of Scotland’s most diverse gardens which showcase vast collections of plants from around the world, in spectacular natural settings.

Tuesday 30th April

Embarkation took place at Lighthouse Pier in Oban and we set sail for our overnight anchorage off the Isle of Kerrera.

Wednesday 1st May

Our first garden visit was Ardmaddy Castle Gardens, where rhododendrons, azaleas and climbing plants line the garden walls.

After lunch we visited Craobh Haven for our visit to Arduaine Gardens, a 20 acre plantsmans paradise in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.

We anchored overnight off the Ulva Ferry port, Isle of Mull.

Thursday 2nd May

Ashore on Mull, a coach transported guests to visit Lip na Cloiche Garden, a remote hidden gem on the north west coast with far reaching views. We were welcomed by the owner and treated to home made refreshments in the garden.

We spent a relaxing afternoon cruising the Small Isles on passage towards our overnight anchorage off Dunvegan, Isle of Skye.

Friday 3rd May

This morning was spent exploring the 5 acres of formal gardens at Dunvegan castle and enjoying seal boat trips.

We spent the afternoon cruising the north west coast of Skye on passage towards our overnight anchorage off Gairloch.

Saturday 4th May

This morning guests discovered the jewel in the crown of Highland gardens, Inverewe Gardens.

During lunch we sailed to Kyle of Lochalsh for our afternoon tour of the iconic Eilean Donan Castle.

We remained alongside at Kyle of Lochalsh overnight.

Sunday 5th May

From Kyle, guests travelled to Attadale Gardens where they were given a tour by owner, Joanna MacPherson and Betty the family dog!

Returning through Kyle Rhea to Skye, our afternoon visit to Armadale Castle gave guests the opportunity to explore the historic gardens and woodland trails which surround the castle ruins.

We remained alongside at Armadale, Isle of Skye overnight.  

Monday 6th May

Today was spent cruising round the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and the Sound of Mull towards our overnight anchorage in Charlotte Bay where the Farewell Gala dinner was held.

The haggis was presented by Chief Purser Jim Fraser and addressed by Captain Magnus Davidson.

Tuesday 7th May

Disembarkation took place after breakfast and we wish our guests are safe onward journey. We hope they have enjoyed this cruise discovering Scotland’s Spring Colours.