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2009 Scotland holiday: St. Andrews Botanic gardens part 1.


We like Scotland. In fact, we would move there given the chance, but since that is not likely to happen any time soon, we make do and holiday there.
In 2009, we spent a week in St. Andrews (I watch golf but thats about it!) and the second week on the Mull of Kintyre (no we didn’t bump into Paul McCartney, but a local did show us where he lived).
At the back of our holiday house in St.Andrews was the botanic gardens! JOY!!!! My little ones do like exploring gardens, so we spent a lot of time wandering around, and what a place! If any of you get the chance you must visit! Very cheap to get in and with a plethora of plants, trees and shrubs to satisfy anyone.
Here are some photos of the scree gardens. There are pathways down and through it so you can get to see all that they have. At the bottom was a very large pond.

As well as alpine plant lovers, herbaceous border enthusiasts were well catered for, as were tree lovers and those who like greenhouse plants: well, there were lots (of greenhouses!). Tomorrows blog will feature more photos from this fab place, but for now, I am going to watch Harry and Paul on the BBC i-player.

Happy gardening one and all!

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How unusual! Dont see many scree gardens...cant wait to see the rest! Thanks GD.

26 Oct, 2010


I enjoyed this GD,and so different to see this type of garden.Glad you had a good holiday...we like Scotland too,but have never been to this part.Will look forward to the rest of your photo's.:o)

26 Oct, 2010


Very interesting scree garden, GD...I can understand why the children would love scrambling around the gardens. :)

26 Oct, 2010


The kiddies love looking around gardens, especially if there is a chance of seeing some wildlife. We found some fab gardens and garden centres in Scotland.

26 Oct, 2010


I also would like to visit Scotland....I've not seen any of Scotland after living here in the UK since 1983. We've talked about heading up that you never know.

26 Oct, 2010


You would love it and so would your grand children, especially the older ones. We stay at my brother-in-laws caravan in Ullswater in the Lake District a couple of times a year and we always pop up to Scotland for the day (1.5 hrs up the motorway), We go and have a freshly baked bun on the harbourside in Kircudbright and then head down the road to 'Cream O' Galloway', an organic farm that is also a brilliant day out for all the family: walks, farm tours, woodland play areas etc. I should be a salesman!

26 Oct, 2010


The grandchilden have been to Scotland a few times as they have friends in Dundee. Nana and Grandpa on the other hand are still to get there! I think a lot of Scotland would remind me of Canada so I'm sure I'd enjoy the scenery.

Lots to discover for us now that we're much to see and do.....

I'll have to make a note of 'Cream O' Galloway' as it does sound like a great day out. have hit your sales target,

27 Oct, 2010


Loved your blog and photos.

27 Oct, 2010


So glad that you enjoyed your week here in Fife, and discovered the St Andrews Botanics! :-)

2 Nov, 2010

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