Amazing opportunity to own a stunning garden!


Lea Gardens for sale in Shetland

Lea Gardens, “Shetland’s earthly paradise”, lies a stone’s throw from the Atlantic, faces south, and is situated on the Westside of the Shetland Mainland (the largest island). It features a 3-4 bedroom house built in 1850, but extended and renovated in 1990. There are several outhouses and a lean-to greenhouse.

3 hectares of land include paddocks, shelter-belts, landscaped gardens with mature trees, woodland plantings, mixed borders and raised beds for alpines, and a pond. The garden enjoys good shelter and has its own microclimate.

There is also a 40.5 ha share of common grazing (enough pasture for 50 sheep).

Lea Gardens is Britain’s northernmost plant collection with approx. 1,700 taxa. The garden is open to the public and has featured on television, radio and in a variety of magazines and newspapers, nationally and internationally.

There’s scope for expansion and diversification, some of it eligible for development grants. There is good income potential from plant sales (Lea Gardens plants have an excellent reputation locally), advisory and consultancy service, landscaping contracts, and educational activities such as workshops.

There is wide scope for self-sufficiency i.e. fruit and vegetables, meat, wool, and fuel (wood and peat).

Shetland offers stunning scenery, sandy beaches, cliff walks, wildlife, and midsummer sun.

Please note prospective buyers with a background in ornamental horticulture are given preference. For more information about the garden and property, please see information below or email vendor Rosa at leagardens@tiscali.co.uk.


Slide show of house and garden

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Further information