Johnsons’ plants make a scenic trip to 5-star luxury Scottish Highland Hotel

Johnsons’ plants make a scenic trip to 5-star luxury Scottish Highland Hotel


We worked with an award-winning hotel in the Scottish Highlands, The Torridon, to supply the plants for a new gin garden, named after the hotel’s own blend of gin.


The Torridon was originally built in 1860 as a hunting lodge before being transformed a luxurious hotel a century later. Set in 58 acres of parkland at the tip of a sea loch, the hotel enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the Highlands.

The owners wanted to create an outdoor gin garden to complement the existing gin and whisky bar, that serves 120 gins and 365 malt whiskies.

It was vital that the garden offered a new, fresh space where guests could relax while remaining in keeping with both the traditional essence of the building and the stunning surroundings.

The garden is named after the hotel’s own gin, Arcturus, which is flavoured with locally foraged botanicals and blended with pure Scottish loch water for a crisp, dry finish.


We supplied plants worth more than £5,000 for the garden, including Achillea, Alstroemeria, Crocosmia and Rudbeckia.

As areas of the garden were to be partitioned, including a star-shaped pool and pergola, we supplied 460 Buxus Sempervirens box hedging plants and four Sorbus Aucuparia (rowan trees).


Our supply transformed the garden into a beautiful, tranquil space where guests can sit back and enjoy an Artucus gin. The mixture of hedging plants, herbaceous plants and rowan trees really compliment the existing features of the hotel and provide a stunning gin garden in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

We have many years’ experience of supplying luxury hotels, with recent projects including supplying shrubs, herbaceous and topiary to the stunning Grantley Hall near Ripon as well as the Dakota hotel in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.


The Torridon Hotel
Artucus Gin garden
Scottish Highlands
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