Leathad Ard

This one-acre sloping garden with stunning views over East Loch Roag, a hidden oasis of colour all summer long.

Colourful garden at Leathad Ard open garden.

01 May 2024 to 30 Sep 2024

Isle of Lewis

Entrance fee:
£5 per adult, children under 12 free
May to September, Monday - Saturday 10.00 – 18.00  closed Sundays. Through Scotland Open Gardens Scheme
10am - 6pm
Garden owner:
Stuart and Rowena Oakley
For further details visit the website

For all enquiries, please get in touch with Stuart and Rowena Oakley by email at Stuart.oakley1a@gmail.com or by phone on 01851 643204

Our one acre garden evolved with the sheltering hedges into a series of interconnected and different spaces. A plantaholics garden, it bursts with exuberance and colour with many uncommon plants (at least for Lewis) so that following the paths gives a new view and experience around every corner. Using raised beds and shelter, we have made bog gardens, dry beds, shady and exposed conditions as well as growing fruit and vegetables which include those we grow to show standards. 

Leathad Ard means 'steep hill' in Gaelic and, although not mountain steep, this may restrict access for those with walking difficulties.

Event information

Leathad Ard
Upper Carloway
Isle of Lewis HS2 9AQ


Take the A858 Shawbost to Carloway. Take the first right after Carloway football pitch and its the first house on the right. You can also take the Westside circular bus from Stornoway to the Carloway football pitch and walk to the garden (50m)


  • Plant stall
  • Car parking
  • Dogs on lead
  • No Wheelchair access