Da Gairdins i Sand, Shetland

Welcome to Sand

Sand airial photo
Aerial photography by John Coutts

 

Welcome to Da Gairdins i Sand. This is an area in Sand, on the Westside of the Shetland Isles, which is being transformed from grazing and hill land into an area of extensive gardens and woodlands.

Over the other pages we will endeavour to give you an insight into what we are trying to achieve here, how to get here, a brief overview of the gardens and woodlands and links to other sites which give us inspiration.

We hope that you will enjoy your journey with us through the development of what will eventually be an area of recreation and education, of creative work and play and of peace and inspiration.

This is Da Gairdins…our Island of Dreams.



The first shelterbelts in Sand were planted in 1991, and are now about 20feet/6metres high.  
Altogether, well over 25,000 trees and shrubs have been planted in the woodlands and gardens.
The gardens were started in 1997 with the creation of the first pond.
Frog



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