The Floral Hall, Gardens and Cafe is a unique visitor attraction that offers a tranquil break amidst beautiful floral displays. It was opened in 1993 by Prince Edward and has been inspiring local gardeners and visitors from all over the world ever since.
Our climatically controlled glass house features winding pathways along which you can discover a superb array of subtropical plants, a cascading waterfall and a pool full of friendly Koi Carp.
The adjoining cactus house shows an award winning range of succulents from all over the world with many of the specimens provided and maintained by experts from the Inverness Cactus & Succulent Society.
The outdoor garden, which is sheltered by a large stone wall, presents innovative colourful displays including mixed trees and shrubs, heathers, herbs, seasonal and mixed plantings all within a fine range of ground level and raised beds.
Younger ones will be sure to find, hidden among the shrubs, the teddy bears, mole and tortoise – superb examples of chainsaw carvings. Further along the pathways, past lawns and shrubs, you will come upon a large rockery area flanked by the colourful cottage garden and wild flower plantings.
The cafe is adjacent to our Reception and is franchised to Cobb’s. It offers great value light refreshments and light lunches including soups, sandwiches, filled rolls and paninis as well as delicious home baking. Visiting groups are always welcome but because the café is usually very busy we recommend that you contact the café direct on 01463 717186 to make specific arrangements for your visit to us.
The Floral Hall & Training Centre is a truly unique and wonderful place to visit and is operated on a not for profit basis by High Life Highland. High Life Highland was established in October 2011 and is a charity developing and promoting opportunities in culture, learning, sport, leisure, health and wellbeing.
We are graded as a 3 Star visitor attraction by Visit Scotland and our project for people with learning disabilities won the Green Apple Gold Award for Scottish Councils for its environmental practices.