nverewe lies within the Wester Ross National Scenic Area, Marine Protection Area and the Wester Ross Biosphere Reserve designations. Inverewe house and garden are surrounded by a 2,000 acre/800ha estate consisting of open upland, lochs and forest, which is part of a designated Special Area of Conservation. Including Sites of Special Scientific Interest which support a wide range of habitats and wildlife, Scotlands Big 5 wildlife can also be seen here; Red Squirrels, Red Deer, Otters, Seals and Golden Eagles, along with many other species. The estate is significant because it gives context to the garden and house. Osgood MacKenzie was gifted the estate by his mother for his 21st birthday, following which he developed the world famous garden, with its many exotic species. Osgood also spent much of his time out on Inverewes estate stalking deer and fishing, and the contrast between the wild landscape of the estate and the garden highlights the remarkable transformation that was achieved, and continued by his daughter Mhairi Sawyer. Exploring the estate today, our visitors can experience a sense of wilderness; a rare opportunity, as Inverewe neighbours one of the most remote areas in Britain, known as the Fisherfields.