Sunday, 31 May 2015

Srongarbh Gardens

We visited Srongarbh garden today under the Scotland's Garden scheme. It was our first one of the season, mainly because the weather conditions haven't enticed us out before now. But I was fairly determined we weren't going to miss this particular one, which is very close by in West Linton, and open for the first time in many years. The garden is attached to a beautiful Arts and Crafts house dating back to the 1930s. Sadly the house itself wasn't open (although to be honest I wouldn't want visitors traipsing through my house either!) but I admired the architecture. House and garden are located at approx. the same height as ours (1000 ft above sea level) but seemed a lot higher as there is a deep dip right next to the garden. It was very windy but glory be, the sun was shining and it was dry!
Because we've had such cold weather the rhododendrons and azaleas are very late this year and are not yet in flower, which is a bit of a shame as they are the main attraction in this garden. The acers however were looking beautiful. I loved this through view across the little pond to the blue door.
 This is a detail of the door surrounded by variegated ivy.
 The bluebells were at their best!
 And the poppies are on the verge of appearing.
 I was very taken with the wooden statue of a cat surrounded by bluebells. 
 Here's a close-up.
And this one gloriously pink rhododendron put on a marvellous show.

1 comment:

Lenna Young Andrews said...

well, I see there was a cat, although not in front of the door! A most beautiful garden, Frieda.

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