An Gàrradh means more than ‘the garden’. It means hand-built stone walls, lifted from the croft to provide shelter. Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre’s garden on North Uist responds to the unique ecology of the island, from stone to wildflowers to shell-filled benches. Taigh Chearsabhagh is interested in plants that grow with the climate of North Uist, that love the salty, sandy soil, the force 12 winds and mild winters. This garden responds to the history of the land, that has a future there.
An Gàrradh nourishes more than plants; it’s for people too. Nestled behind Trianaid Care Home, the garden space is fully accessible for residents, staff, and neighbours alike. With wheelchair passing places and plenty of seating, An Gàrradh is a safe and restorative sanctuary as it connects with the landscape beyond. A place for sensory fulfilment, collaboration, and creativity. Anyone can get involved, to keep the garden growing, healthy and beautiful. Taigh Chearsabhagh a' cuir fàilte oirbh, welcomes you.
Dates / Locations
28 Apr - 11 Sep 2022 Unexpected Garden: An Gàrradh
Isle of North Uist,
- Emerging Creative Producer:
- Sorcha Monk
- Musician in Residence:
- Duncan MacLeod
- Creative Ethnologist:
- Mairi McFadyen
Coming Soon: Soundwalks by Duncan McLeod
Launching in September, the Soundwalks will combine original compositions with archival recordings, narrated soundbites, and field recordings captured on Uist throughout Duncan's 6-month residency. Listening on headphones, the soundwalks will be freely accessible using the geolocative audio app SOUNDwalker.
Musician in Residence for An Gàrradh, shares a taste of music sprung from the garden!
Duncan MacLeod, musician in residence for An Garradh has been kept busy lately. Using the natural surroundings of present in and around the garden on North Uist, he's managed to capture its unique sounds and turned it into magical soundscapes.
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