Erraid’s Gardens

Our gardens have been lovingly tended and nurtured by the Erraid Community for over 40 years. We grow our crops organically and also have a stunning herb garden. All year round residents, guests in tune with nature, 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 seaweed from the nearby beach, manure from our hens and compost made from our organic waste.

Throughout the year our meals are made with fresh organic produce from our gardens whenever possible. Depending on the season they provide us with a variety of salad leaves, tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, brassicas, onions, garlic, legumes, potatoes, herbs, rhubarb, blackcurrants, blackberries and much more. We also use the gardens to grow beautiful flowers that bring pleasure in the gardens and also adorn our gardens and houses.