LIVE! @ Inverewe Gardens

Thursday 16th August

Explore Inverewe Gardens like never before as we take an exciting creative journey through the gardens. Inspired by the magical surroundings of Inverewe, get involved with mural painting, music-making and writing and walking workshops! There will also be pop-up performances from poet Lois Wappler  and the chance to see musicians like Bell Lungs and Roberto Kahn.

Big 5 Mural Making

10am-12noon, 1pm-3pm

Join artist Craig Crawford in creating spray paint and marker murals inspired by Scotland’s Big 5: red squirrels, red deer, otters, seals and golden eagles.

Suitable for ages 10+

No booking required, personal protective equipment will be provided, wear your painting clothes!


Journeys through Poetry

10am-12noon       exploring the gardens

1pm-3pm              poetry installation making

Explore the gardens with poet Katherine McMahon, tuning into the landscape, plants and animals that live there, to gain inspiration and develop your own creative writing. The afternoon session will see poetry placed back in to the gardens in the form of creative installations and poetry mobiles.

Suitable for all ages.

Advance booking required. To book a free place please contact:


Creative in Inverewe Kitchen

10am-12noon,   1pm-3pm

Artist Greer Pester will lead playful creative workshops inspired by the foods and plants of Scotland. Making a Giant Scratch Art Painting, amaranth seed sculpture and tattie scone edible art, there will be lots to explore, make and eat!

Suitable for all ages

No booking required.


Digital in the Potting Shed

10am-12noon, 1pm-3pm

Use capacitive touch technology, music interfaces and other sound machines to play and make sound art with artist Ewan Sinclair. Discover how to create ad-hock digital musical instruments based on the flora and fauna found in the garden!

Suitable for all ages.


Poet in the Garden

Poet Lois Wappler explores themes of nature and landscape, mental health and opportunity, legacy and the future. Across different locations in the garden Lois will read a variety of work reflecting on these themes.

11am -11.30am- The Walled Garden

Welcome to the gardens; ideas of nature and the landscape of Scotland.

1pm-1.30pm- The Rock Garden

Being a young creative in Scotland: mental health and opportunity.

3pm-3.30pm –Location tbc

Planting- ideas of legacy, of adding to the creative landscape of Scotland as a young person. Of creating a past to be proud of.

4.30pm-5pm- Inverewe House

Achievement for young people; generation and the arts influence on a life.

Music at Inverewe House

2pm-2.30pm- Squeezy Does it (sometimes known as Niall Calder) likes to take songs that should never ever be played on an accordion – and plays them on an accordion. From classic rock to film soundtracks, nothing is safe.

3.30pm-4pm- Bell Lungs Scottish-based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and sound artist Bell Lungs performs a diverse and captivating set, incorporating elements of traditional folk from across the world, atmospheric soundscapes, and sonic experimentation.

4pm-4.30pm- Roberto Hernan Kuhn Versluy. Having recently graduated from a Masters of Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, classical guitarist Roberto Kuhn session centres on the celtic connection between Scottish and Spanish music.

Rory Robson- time tbc- Experienced piper Rory has competing with the Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drums school at the European championships in Forres and the Worlds in Glasgow, competed solo at Dornoch highland games and Forres highland games. He has been accepted in to the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland.

About Inverewe

Inverewe is a place where rare species can thrive in this heritage garden as the effects of the Gulf Stream meet the Highlands.

Address: Inverewe, Poolewe, Wester Ross, IV22 2LG

Inverewe is around 90 minutes’ drive from Inverness.

For more information including directions please visit

Entry into the National Trust for Scotland is free for anyone with a Highlands postcode during the festival. Please bring proof of address. All workshops and events are free. Some workshops and events require advance booking.