The sheltered Borgh Pottery Garden is a peaceful haven from the windblown landscape and is well loved by locals and visitors alike.

Gently lulled by birdsong and the nearby stream flowing through local crofts down to the sea, one visitor described the garden as “the most serene place I’ve ever been”. (The migrating birds who seek shelter in the valley from the wild Atlantic would no doubt agree.)

“Plants either thrive here, or give up after a few years” says Sue, who has learned that only time can tell which species will take root in the peaty Lewis soil. “But the ones that remain run wild: from bluebells to wild garlic, the garden’s left as natural as possible.”

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