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Gorgeous Gardens in Glorious Scotland

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image image On our recent trip around South West Scotland we visited Logan Botanic Garden.image Logan Botanic Garden is one of four National Botanic gardens of Scotland. Even though it was (another) misty damp day we enjoyed our walk around this enormous collection of plants. We saw specimens from Australia, New Zealand,Tasmania, Europe, Asia and Nepal to name but a few. I loved the walled garden.

The history of the current garden dates back to 1869. It is currently maintained in the most beautiful way with an eye for conservation, collecting, and research. It is a feast for the eye and an assault on the senses with perfumed flowers, grasses,trees,mosses and ferns.

We enjoyed the remaining Autumn blooms and giggled at the “Filo Pastry Tree” in the picture. Mainly because they then attempted real filo pastry that night on The Great British Bake Off!

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Tulip Festival

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The Lime AvenueimageTulip Festival

Hubs, yes Hubs, took me to a Tulip Festival today! Now anyone who knows him will realise how out of character this is! We had a lovely time and walked around the most beautiful gardens. This beautiful festival is an annual event at Constable Burton Hall, Wensleydale , in the Yorkshire Dales.
Constable Burton Hall was built in 1768 for the Wyvill family who still occupy it! Isn’t that wonderful? Still living in the family pile after nearly 250 years. This Georgian hall was built in the Palladian style and is surrounded by formal gardens. We are in fact staying on the caravan site owned and adjacent to the hall. The reason Hubs went to this festival was not a hidden desire to see gorgeous gardens, but he fact that there is no where else to walk to from our campervan! My benefit!
There are some very old trees on the estate, including ” The Lime Avenue” . The description of the gardens suggests that these Lime Trees are over 350 years old-now that’s old!
More on the Vintage angle I had a quick trip around a craft fair yesterday and found a vintage stall selling the most desirable china cups. More for my stash for candles. I couldn’t photograph these as I had to send them home with daughter-in-law as there is no spare room in our van! Anyway it might leave a tiny bit of space to buy even more, so watch this space!

oh and Tulips were lovely. Apparently they plant over 6500 bulbs each year for this event. Now that’s a long time on your knees!