We finally visited the famous Inverewe Gardens today which are about five minutes walk from the site.
The gardens were created by Osgood Mackenzie in the late 19th Century bringing rare plants to the area, that were able to flourish due to the warm Atlantic currents. However, to enable this he had to provide a lot of shelter from the strong winds and sea salt spray hence the woodland surrounding Poolewe. Another method he employed was building a walled garden in the grounds to provide even further shelter.
The gardens are now under the stewardship of The National Trust and are well worth a walk round. It can take up to three hours to explore the whole place and on the other side you reach a jetty where the cruise ships passengers disembark. Here you also stand a good chance at catching sight of the otters that frequent the Loch.
The gardens have a great collection of Rhododendrons which are looking great at the moment.