Garden Centre on Skye

Situated in beautiful woodland, Skye Shrubs is a small and friendly nursery and garden centre with a huge selection of garden plants and products. We’re located within the grounds of Viewfield House on the southern side of Portree, and offer a great range of native and ornamental trees, shrubs, herbaceous and alpine plants, heathers, roses, fruit trees and fruit bushes. In season, we also stock vegetable plants, seeds, bedding and aquatic plants (water lilies and marginal plants), bulbs and herbs.

We are passionate about gardening and garden plants which can thrive outdoors in Skye’s particular climate. We can give expert advice on a plant's suitability to those who require it and suggest other ideas or alternatives. Our plants are mainly maritime, hardy and acid loving plants and the majority of our shrubs are propagated from stock growing outside in our nursery in Portree.

Skye Shrubs

Product Sourcing

We grow most of the shrubs and bedding plants ourselves at our nursery at Achachork, just outside Portree. We also grow some of our herbaceous plants when space is available for them. The remainder of the plants that we stock are supplied to us from specialist nurseries or other sources.

  • Most of our Rhododendrons come to us from Osberton Nurseries.
  • Our tree supplier is Frank Matthews.
  • Our bulbs, onion sets and seed potatoes come from Taylors Bulbs.
  • Our water plants are from Anglo Aquatic.
  • We stock a wide range of sundries at the garden centre:
  • Our bird products supplier is Tom Chambers.

Contact us or pop in and see us to view our great range of plants.

Rabbit Resistant Plants and Pollinator (bees and butterflies) friendly

We are often asked for advice about plants that rabbits will not eat. We have produced a list of plants that in our experience are not eaten by rabbits. We stock most of the plants on the list at the Garden Centre. here to view the list for rabbit resistant plants.

Click here to view the list of plants that are pollinator (bees and butterflies) friendly. The list is a copy of the RHS 'Perfect for Pollinators' plant list available from the RHS website. We have highlighted plants that we regularly stock at the Garden Centre. We can often get other plants listed if required, please just ask our friendly staff. When you visit the Garden Centre, shrubs that are pollinator friendly and/or rabbit resistant are highlighted on the shelf label with a 'bee' or 'rabbit' logo!!

All Your Gardening Needs

We also stock a range of composts, fertilisers, chemicals and other sundries to cater for all your gardening needs. We have barrels, containers, frost proof glazed pots, stoneware bird baths, sundials, ornaments and much more. Just pop in and see what we have to offer, or give us a call to ask about our range of plants.

We also sell and accept National Garden Gift Vouchers. To help with the cost of gardening for the keen gardener, we run a Garden Centre Club which gives you a 10% discount on everything we sell (except National Garden Gift Voucher purchases).

If you are visiting Skye, or have been a lifelong resident, please drop in and see us, enjoy our world, and maybe take home a living souvenir of Skye?

Skye Shrubs