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  • Greens garden

    Greens garden is a young, small private garden located in Orkney's East Mainland. Established by a couple of passionate amateur gardeners with the 'use what you have' philosophy, the garden is full of driftwood, stone, copper and repurposed materials features. Visitors can take a walk along perennial and shrub borders, admire a small collection of species roses, or just sit and relax with the view of St Peter's pool bay and surrounding landscape.

    Despite the location of the garden, towards the top of a north facing slope where the salt laden gales race from the sea, the variety of perennial plants and shrubs counts 400+.

    How to find us

    By car:

    From Kirkwall on the A960 towards Deerness. Driving past Kirkwall airport car park, continue on the A960 for exactly 5 miles, where you then turn right onto the Biggings road up a hill between two fields. Greens garden is with the first house on the right, and is marked by a white concrete strainer post at the end of the gravel drive.

    By bus:

    Take service 3 from Kirkwall to Deerness, and leave bus at the bottom of Biggings road. Take the short 5 minute walk up where you will find Greens garden with the first house on the right.



    • Spectacular views
    • Species roses
    • Driftwood and stone features

    Guided tours

    Guided tours are available by prior arrangement with Gina or Prem.

    Group visits

    Although the general entrance to the garden is free of charge, we do ask for a small donation from larger groups, to help with the maintenance and the running of the garden.

    Promotional Themes

    • Autumn Colour
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Primulas
    • Rose Gardens
    • Sculptures/Garden art
    • Snowdrops
    • Spring bulbs
    • Wild Berries

    Opening Times

    Dates closed

    20th September 2023 to 31st March 2024

    Admission prices

    Adult: £0.00 Child: £0.00 Concession: £0.00 Family: £0.00 (? Adults & ? Children) Group Adult: £0.00 Group Child: £0.00 Membership: £0.00 Entry is free


    Biggings road
    KW17 2QG


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