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Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Logan House Gardens (Holiday photos #4)

Despite the numerous visits to this area, somehow I have never managed to visit Logan House Gardens, which is silly as they are next door to Logan Botanic Gardens where I seem to spend rather a lot of time! I had a couple of hours wandering around one sunny morning, worth every penny of the £4.00 admission fee. The land which is now the Botanic Garden was once part of the Logan Estate and in truth whilst this is a fabulous place to visit I found it a little sad that it is not as well maintained as it could be, but to do so would cost thousands and thousands. I indulged in a Lottery-inspired fantasy of what I could do with the place given a very large budget, a few years, and a team of six gardeners who were prepared to work very hard.

Setting that aside, it was interesting to be able to identify some of the original planting, and imagine how the estate might have looked two or three hundred years ago. The "info board' on my Port Logan post mentions the development of the garden.

The garden was almost empty, I think I saw one couple my entire visit. Pictures enlarge to full screen, and if you click on the first one you can scroll through them all.


































14 comments:

  1. Looks a lovely place to visit and even better having the place all to yourself.

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    1. Oh that's too funny - as I pressed 'send' on an email to you I got notification of this comment, thank you 😉

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  2. That is a lovely place to visit.
    I went with a village gardening club six or seven years ago, when they had planted replacement Arucarias for those lost in a storm

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    1. Hi GZ, glad you enjoyed it too. I'm not a huge fan of Monkey Puzzle trees but there are a few in the gardens in the area which are quite spectacular.

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  3. That looks like a lovely place, and having it almost to yourself must have felt pretty magical.

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    1. It was nice but weird - I almost wondered whether I should be in there seeing as I was (for most of the time) the only one.

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  4. It looks a lovely place to have all to yourself. I like the tree after the pine cone shot and those red things in the last pic 😊😊

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    1. Thanks Eunice. The massive tree is what the pine cone had come from, special because the cone grows in a spiral, not symetrically as is usual. It also had the most amazing crinkly bark.

      Those 'red things" are one of the plants/trees I find so interesting on these visits - it grows at Castle Kennedy, the Botanic Garden, here (obviously) and probably in any other estate established around the same time. Posh name is Embothrium coccineum but it's easier to say Chilean Fire Bush and it is absolutely beautiful.

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  5. I have "floral" envy, mainly because it is very bare here at the moment with denuded trees & shrubs & so much asleep. That being said, I do have a jonquil nearly out & may take a photo today. If we could go more than 5kms (either car or by foot), I'd be able to breathe in wattle blossom scent & see it's teeny fluffy yellow balls. Maybe soon......Thanks for sharing your holiday snaps, take care, stay safe & hugs.

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    1. Thank you Susan, sorry you are locked down again but hope it helps reduce virus transmission where you are. Look on the bright side - wrong time of year to garden so you can stay inside and sew :-)

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  6. Pretty. I've often thought of visiting there myself as I've passed by, but for whatever reason it's been something I've overlooked. X

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    1. It was quiet and peaceful Jules, but very small compared to other gardens in the region and might not suit a lot of visitors.

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  7. The more I see of the Peninsula the more I want to visit.

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    1. {grin} Let's not tell too many people, one of the joys of the place is the lack of people!

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