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    Great Scottish Gardens & Parks: Broughton House…

    Kirkudbright Source wikimedia © LeCardinal, CC-BY5

    We had dreamed for a long time to visit Kirkcudbright, this lovely little town situated on the southern coast of Dumfries & Galloway, on the Solway Firth, but we never had time to fulfil our dream during our previous trips. So, last June, though we had only two […]

    Great Scottish Gardens & Parks: Threave Gardens…


    Threave Gardens Sculpture – Mr Fox © 2015 Scotiana

    Thank you Mairiuna for such a lovely virtual visit of the Kennedy Castle Gardens in your most recent article and I’m pleased to pursue in this series on Great Scottish Gardens and Parks, by opening the gates of the spectacular gardens of Threave Estate.


    Great Scottish Gardens & Parks: Castle Kennedy Gardens…


    The Lily Pond in Kennedy Castle Gardens © 2015 Scotiana

    Panoramic view of the Lily Pond in Kennedy Castle Gardens © 2015 Scotiana


    The old pond – a frog jumps in, sound of water.

    “Frog poem” (1680s) (Haiku written by Basho and translated by Robert Hass)

    Kennedy Castle […]

    The Dunmore Pineapple: an extraordinary Scottish garden ‘folly’



    Dunmore Pineapple roof close-up © 2007 Scotiana

    Hi everybody,

    This incredible architectural “folly”, in the shape of a pineapple, was one of our big “coups de coeur” in Scotland.

    The Dunmore Pineapple is situated about one kilometre northwest of Airth and the same distance south of Dunmore in the Falkirk council area. […]

    Azaleas and Rhododendrons: A Colourful Journey in the beautiful gardens of Scotland with Kenneth Cox!

    Hidden walled gardens of enormous size or strange shape, swaying semi-tropical plants on windy seasides, ferry journeys to secret plant paradises, packed woodlands of towering Himalayan treasures, sculptured stones carved with arcane riddles, vast expanses of aristocratic estates and small town gardens filled with tiny alpine treasures. These are just a few examples of […]