Garden history

When Caroline and Kevin purchased The Quoy of Houton in 2006 it was a sad, derelict shadow of its former self. All that remained of the original garden were the tumbling stone walls, the water pump and a pampas grass.

Today we are part of the Scottish National Garden Scheme and are proud to be the home of the Orkney Garden Trail, which runs annually in June and July (on the last two Sundays in June and the first two Sundays in July), raising money for our charity Friends of the Neuro Ward (ARI).

Our garden has featured in BBC2’s Beechgrove Garden, featured in Scottish Field Magazine, and also Coast Magazine.

Winner of Gardeners World Britains best garden and have been listed as one of the top ten coastal gardens in the UK.

If you want to see the garden, please contact us.  We will be delighted to welcome you and a donation to our charity.

Quoys of Houton Tulips and Sea Views


The Quoys of Houton, Orphir,
Orkney KW17 2RD

Tel: 01856 811355

We look forward to welcoming you to Orkney!