Only a passionate plants-person would attempt to create a garden on the impossibly steep, rain-sodden bank rising up above the house.
— The Scotsman

Sarah Kay’s passion about her garden is obvious from the moment you arrive at Easterhoull, the house she shares with her partner Laurence Williamson and their son, also named Laurence.

Sarah hired a digger to help level the land on the slope below the house, to create a garden that now consists of a raised pond and an enclosed vegetable patch backed with generous

herbaceous beds threaded with paths.

The garden is in two parts. The upper garden is mostly a rockery, with a large selection of plants, shallow pond, seating area and newly built 'polycrub' and green house.

The lower garden is on a steep slope with a spectacular sea view over the village of Scalloway. There is a path to lead visitors around. The garden features a large collection of plants, vegetable patch, deep pond and pergola.

It was awarded a 'Shetland Environmental Award' in 2014 for its strong theme of recycling.


Follow the A970 main road towards the village of Scalloway. Near the top of the hill heading towards Scalloway take a sharp turn to the left, signposted Easterhoull Chalets. Follow the road to chalets (painted blue with red roofs) and you will see the yellow SG sign for the garden.


Sarah Kay
East Voe, Scalloway
Call 01595 880526

Garden Openings
1 May - 30 September
9:00am - 9:00pm

(accompanied children free)

Yorkhill Children's Charity
receives 40%, the net. 
Remaining goes to
SG Beneficiaries

Other Details
We have self catering accommodation available next to the garden. Enquire for details.

CREATING a garden on a steep bank on Shetland was hard going, but Sarah Kay can now reap the rewards
— The Scotsman

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