Heritage garden Inverewe in Scotland (GB)
Once again Smiemans Projecten has been given the assignment to build for a heritage garden. This time, the "National Trust for Scotland" asked us to build a propagation facility for Inverewe. Inverewe is one of the most famous gardens in Europe and one of the most visited in Scotland, due to its beautiful settings surrounded by mountains and lochs. "The National Trust for Scotland" is a conservation charity that protects and promotes the natural and cultural heritage of Scotland.
Plant Propagation and greenhouse facilities
The propagation facility consists of several buildings and a greenhouse of the Venlo type. This greenhouse includes a potting area, half hardy area and propagation area. This is realized by a specialized fixed and movable cultivating tables with irrigation facilities. It also includes a computer-controlled climate system, which controls the temperature, shading and ventilation for four different zones.
For the facilities of the nursery we have built a number of other structures and technical installations that will ensure the gardens can propagate the diversity that is within the 22 Hectare (54 acre) garden and plan for the future development of the garden plant collections.
National Trust for Scotland
The National Trust for Scotland gave us the assignment. The project was built together with the contractor from Forres, AJ engineering. The official opening was in March 2017.