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    Falkland Palace’s Royal Tennis Court ; the oldest in the world

    Falkland Palace ultimate landmark : the famous Royal Tennis Court; the oldest court in the world.

    I’m delighted to accept Mairiuna’s invitation inside her recent article on the Falkland Palace Parks and Gardens to share some insights about this very unique playing field. The forerunner of Lawn Tennis, Real or Royal Tennis is almost a […]

    The Magic of the Scottish Parks & Gardens: Falkland Palace Garden

     

    The breathtaking landscapes of Scotland, its picturesque towns and villages and the friendly welcome of the Scottish people are attracting us there repeatedly. We love its old castles and abbeys but there is nothing to compare with the sense of wonder we feel each time we enter one of those “gardens of Eden” which […]

    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…

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    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.

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    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 […]