Erraid’s Gardens

brassicas

Our gardens have been lovingly tended and nurtured by the Erraid Community for over 35 years. We grow our crops as organically as possible. All year round residents, guests and nature spirits alike look after our gardens in all weather…

In the springtime we sow seeds and plant out. In the summer there is lots of weeding, watering and harvesting to do. In the autumn we enjoy more harvesting and preserving whilst putting the garden to sleep for wintertime. In the winter we prepare the beds for the coming spring by enriching the soil with lots of sea weed from the nearby beach, manure from our cows and hens and compost made from our organic waste.

planting out flowers

Throughout the year as much as possible our meals are made with fresh produce from our gardens. Depending on the season they provide us with: lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, brassicas, onions, garlic, legumes, potatoes, herbs, rhubarb, blackcurrants, blackberries and much moreā€¦ not forgetting the beautiful flowers that decorate our gardens and houses.