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It was nice to be a visitor today at Glamis Castle Italian Gardens


By Scotkat


As you all know Karen and I are volunteers in the Walled Garden at Glamis Castle.

This week its a year since one of my friends and I visited the Italian Gardens and we ment up with Chris who then told as about the walled garden project.

And gave as a tour of the blank canvas.

Well the rest is history as I and Karen became volunteers.

So today I was behind the camera in the Italian Gardens.

Come walk with me.

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How lovely, all that work though!
The hedges and topiary look beautifully cared for
And I love the Highland coos xxx

28 Aug, 2013


Very neat and tidy Kath. I agree with Pam, the hedges and topiary are really well cared for.
If ever I won the lottery, I'd have lots of Highland Cattle - such handsome beasts!

28 Aug, 2013


Just imagine the castle being your home and having all that garden! I wonder how many gardeners they had in those days - no volunteers then, but I guess the gardeners wouldn't have been paid very much. Love the pic of the tiny highland cowlet - and what a grand Dad it has!

28 Aug, 2013


:) We saw a photo of the gardener team in 1920 think there was 20 gardeners and they all lived in bothies behind the glasshouse.

We got our photo taken with the old photo to replicate 1920 and 2013 garden team.

These baby calf's look like soft teddy bears SG:)

I am still glad there was fence between me and him.

28 Aug, 2013


Do you have a copy of the 2013 garden team photo Kath?

29 Aug, 2013


Not yet Annella.

But you can follow photos on flickr ,I have uploaded photos I have been taking over our time their.

If you search this on flickr you will see many photos.
Glamis Castle Walled Garden Restoration Project

29 Aug, 2013


Ok, thanks Kath :o)

30 Aug, 2013


Thank you for the stroll around the castle must really enjoy being a helper there.
I am fortunate to have a number of lovely gardens near to where I live wake Hurst place,nymans and more.always come back feeling very inadequate.
I noticed you mention heucheras ,one of my favourite plants.i recently went on a coach trip and we stopped at a plant centre.another lady and I spotted heuchera marmalade and we both made a bee line for it. nearly came to blows-well not really but I am hoping she will give me a baby plant.
Off to water again.really do need rain.have a good day.
Kim _penstemon

2 Sep, 2013


My hubby has a thing about Highland Cattle, they breed them not far from where we live and he used to detour on his way home from work just to keep taking photo's of them, its always been a standing joke amongst the family and if ever any one of us sees any we take photo's especially for him, he now has quite a collection, our son even bought him a little ornament back from his holidays a few years back, it has pride of place on his desk, lol.
Lovely taking a walk with you Kath, I nearly missed this one........

2 Sep, 2013


It's a lovely garden.much larger than most Italian gardens I've seen.
And great Cattle!

4 Sep, 2013


The Photo Are beautiful.i Love the one of The Bull .

12 Sep, 2013

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