Kierfiold Garden & Garden Cottage

Garden & accomodation in the heart of Neolithic Orkney  

Telephone 01856 8415863 / 07855 498814

Email [email protected]



Kierfiold Garden

There has been a garden at Kierfiold for 150 years and today the garden provides a wonderful, sheltered place to explore, relax and enjoy the wonderful collection of plants.


The garden is protected by a high wall and a line of sycamore trees creating a sheltered environment for a wide range of geraniums, hostas, irises and poppies to flourish. Whilst the coastal location means that the garden has to deal with wind and salt it also ensures that temperatures in the garden rarely drop below 4 degrees in winter. This means that you will find some plants that perhaps you might not expect to see at such a northerly latitude.


Cottage guests are welcome to treat the garden as their own. The garden is open to other visitors by appointment.


During 2014 the garden will be open to the public on Sunday 22nd June, 29th June, 6th July and 13th July from 10.00am to 6.00pm as part of the Scotland's Garden Scheme. In total six gardens in Orkney will be opening as part of an Orkney's Gardens Trail. All proceeds raised will be going to the Friends of Neuro Ward at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Maggie's Cancer Centres, The Queens Nursing Institute, NTS and Perennial. Please see or contact Caroline Kritchlow on [email protected]