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Leathad Ard garden in Upper Carloway has once again opened its gates to summer-visitors, continuing 18 years of raising money for the British Red Cross as part of the Scotland’s Gardens charity scheme.

Rowena and Stuart Oakley have been opening their garden as part of the Scotland’s Gardens charity scheme since 2004 but, like all visitor attractions on the island, experienced the negative impact of the pandemic when restrictions caused tourist numbers to dwindle.

This summer the garden is once again open to visitors from Monday to Saturday, 10am - 6pm, until September 30.

The sloping garden features a spectacular array of flora, stunning views over East Loch Roag, and garden features range from raised beds to bog gardens.  


Admission is £4.00 for adults and free for children. 60 percent of profits are donated to the British Red Cross.

Directions to Leathad Ard: On the A858 Shawbost-Carloway, first right after the Carloway football pitch, and the first house on the right. By bus take the Westside circular bus, exit Stornoway, head for Carloway football pitch.