An Ceardach was an old croft, probably abandoned before 1950 so that it was completely covered in bracken and brambles when we bought it in 1989. Steep slopes, no shelter, deer, rabbits and advancing years….just some of the difficulties. Weedkiller, machines and optimism were needed. Today the garden has 3 acres of garden shewn below, 1 acre of wild flower meadow and 1 acre of woodland.
Many unusual trees and shrubs thrive in our mild climate
Rhododendrons bloom from October till July, about 400 varieties in every colour from the largest, Sinogrande to some of the smallest like the Glendoik bird series.
Water is always about, not just the rain. A spring fills the ponds and drainage from the fields spills over the rock face and makes a stream through the garden
The Wild daffodils improve every year, but it is backbreaking work splitting them
Art in the Garden
Features of interest round every corner and lots of seats to enjoy the lovely views
As well as 4 Hebridean lambs, 3 new sheep have appeared in the orchard.