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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Dawyck

Sorry, very picture heavy . . . and if I had visited a couple of weeks later when the autumn colour is further developed there may even have been more.   A beautiful place, an 'outpost' of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh but more in the style of Castle Kennedy - the garden and grounds show a long-gone grand estate.





















Even though I had two visits and wandered around, and around, and around (according to one of the gardeners I chatted to, lots of people do that!) I know I did not see everything which is a lovely excuse reason for a return visit.  Having visited Logan five times so far this year I don't see that as a strange objective๐Ÿ˜Ž



Euonymus sanguinea:

















Some magnificent trees, what tales they could tell?







Oregon Douglas Fir - Pseudotsuga menziesii



I should have chucked a glove into this picture to give a sense of scale.  The bracket fungus covered about a metre of trunk (the tree was dead).



Every well equipped garden has it's own private church, doesn't it?



Large collection of beautiful rowan, be relieved there are not pictures of the other 17 varieties I drooled over.  This is Sorbus wilsoniana:



Such clean, clear air - the lichens are thriving:







Up in a corner by the shelter belt I had one of those bliss moments - complete silence except for the wind, no people, just stillness and quiet.


Is this a garden (very little 'traditional' shrub & perennial planting so did not feel like it), it's not parkland, or woodland . . . but a great space and I look forward to going back.



















10 comments:

  1. I’ve not commented before, but have read and enjoyed your blog for a long time now. Just wanted to say thank you for writing it!

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    1. Hi Rebecca, welcome to Bag End and thank you for taking the time to comment, it is much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Never apologise for your post being picture heavy Jayne. I very much enjoyed your tour of the gardens and inside the ice house. Wow is all I can say, it's somewhere very peaceful and wonderful.

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    1. Morning Eileen, I am glad you enjoyed the tour as it is somewhere I know you are unlikely to visit. x

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  3. Looks like a wonderful place to explore, and that little church looks so sweet - did you go in?

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    1. Thanks Eunice. You could not even get into the church enclosure, locked gates abound.

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  4. Do you find it as amazing as me that the natural sounds of nature are so soothing, but a whole lot of man made sounds just grate on the nerves in every way? Looks like a lovely place to wander around and just enjoy being outside.

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    1. Amazing but not surprising :) I make no secret of the fact that I crave silence and love the peace & calm that washes over me when I have the chance to just sit and "be", undisturbed by the cacophony of the 21st century.

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  5. Looks a very special place. Great photos as usual. x

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    1. Cheers Chris, and thanks for taking the time to comment.

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