As you have probably already guessed by now, I am a gardener and an avid flower lover. Any chance I get to visit a garden is a blessing. This garden at Drum Castle is a very nice walled garden. Not really very big but still a peaceful and beautiful place to spend a few hours on a warm summer afternoon. Let’s head down the path and see what it has to offer, shall we?
On the way I got some exceptional shots of some of Lindsay’s other personalities!
It is divided into distinct sections representing different centuries (i.e., 17th, 18th, 19th century…) and how gardens were generally planned and laid out for their respective time.
It emphasizes the cultivation of roses and their historic place and development throughout the centuries.
At left is a sun dial.
Never seen a yellow thistle before!
These rose hips were quite unusual;
I don’t recall ever seeing any quite like them either!
The little rose reminded me of Dogwood blossoms.
And isn’t the bark on these trees interesting?
It peels off like satin ribbons. It is a himalayan birch bark cherry tree (prunus serrula).
On our way out of the castle and garden grounds I couldn’t resist taking a picture of these ladies soaking up the sunshine….. They are definitely contented cows wouldn’t you say?