Scotland's Gardens

4 Lynn Cresent


Orkney Garden Festival: Secret Gardens of Kirkwall - NEW FOR 2017


Secret Gardens of Kirkwall
1. 30 Queen Sonja Kloss KW15 1FJ
2. 4 Lynn Crescent KW15 1FF
3. 10 Slater Street  KW15 1PQ
4. Eight Bells, 3 Soulisquoy Place KW15 1TJ
5. 14a Victoria Street KW15 1DN
6. Kirkness and Gorie Deli KW15 1DH
This selection of eclectic gardens can mainly be viewed on foot and are accessible from the town centre, apart from Eight Bells and Lynn Crescent. Many of the gardens are tiny but demonstrate what can be done in a small space. Slater Street has a wonderful range of perennial geraniums whilst Eight Bells is a larger garden well worth hopping back into the car for. It is packed with some real little treasures and has been planned beautifully with great ideas for a more suburban setting. The tiniest garden is planted under the shade of an stunted oak in a small courtyard adjoining Kirkness and Gorie where there will be tasting sessions on the day! 14a Victioria Street in the shadow of the ancient palace is a haven for pots and containers, aviary and a fabulous tiny tea pot collection.
Cream teas will be provided in conjunction with Marie Curie at the Town Hall 11:00am - 4:00pm. Plant Market in Kirkwall town centre.


See map.

Garden Openings

Saturday 17 June 11:30am - 4:00pm


£10.00 for all gardens or £2.00 per garden. (Tickets for all events available at Scapa Travel, Kirkwall. E:


All proceeds to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

  • Disabled Access
  • Cream teas available.
  • Plant stall

Other Details

These gardens are opening as part of the Orkney Garden Festival which runs from Saturday 17 June - Sunday 25 June. for further details on the Orkney Garden Festival and the other charity events taking part, check out their Facebook page at or contact Caroline Kritchlow E:
No disabled access at 10 Slater Street.


The Gardeners of Orkney


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