Old Granary Quoy & the Quoy of Houton

Date: Sunday 4 September 2022

The Quoy of Houton, Orphir, Orkney KW17 2RD.  On Sunday 4th September 2022, Old Granary Quoy and the Quoy of Houton will be opening from 10am until 4pm for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening. Old Granary Quoy is a newly planted and designed garden, adjacent to The Quoy of Houton. Fabulous views over Scapa Flow, ponds and a water garden. The home of Orkney perennial geraniums and an extensive range of plants suitable for this exposed coastal location. The lantern greenhouse is a new acquisition featuring an indoor peach tree. Caroline Critchlow has designed award winning gardens and is the resident gardening guru on BBC radio Orkney. The Quoy of Houton KW17 2RD (Colleen Batey): An unusual historic walled panoramic garden with 60-foot rill which leads the eye to the spectacular coastal views of Scapa Flow. Carefully panted to withstand winds in excess of 60 mph, with floral interest from March to September. Winner of Gardeners’ World Britain’s best challenging garden 2017 and listed in the top ten UK coastal gardens. Featured on BBC Beechgrove and in the book Island Gardens. Directions: From Orphir take the turning to Houton Ferry at the first junction signed Quoy of Houton, turn right by the car park. Park here and walk 10 minutes along coastal road around bay to the gardens. Disabled access: please ring to arrange as parking is very limited. The gardens are a 10 minute walk from the bus stop. For more information, please click here.

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