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Picton castle lit up at night..


By sandra


yesterday we went to Picton castle to expierience ‘the secret light garden’…only it wasent realy a secret. we and hundreds of others enjoyed the unusualy warm evening. seeing one of my favorite gardens in a different light. With mulled wine and a few friends we were delighted with the ‘show’. many volenteers had spent the week setting up lights and art instalations throughout out the castle gardens…

the trees looked awesome in the spot lights…
under neath was a group of fiddle players entertaining the visitors.

they even lit up the childres play area and maze…

its not a good photo, but the lit trees are acctually huge trees with lights near the top…

this is about 6 foot wide and high made from melted drinks cans…there were odd bits of art tucked away all over the woods..

i cant believe a water lily was out in looked amazing under u.v. light…

this was deffinately my favorite….going to have to work out how the made it…

its great to see an old garden with a young headgardener in Roddy Milne who is not too stuck in his ways and willing to show the garden in such a different light. He has been the for some years now with his family and said that he was sooo enthused by the result of this experiment…i hope this is the start of an annual event at Picton Castle….


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It all looks very nice Sandra. I do have have lights in my garden, but I would like to do more lighting up and down the garden, but it's just finding the time lol !!!
Nice blog Sandra......
God Bless....:-)

10 Oct, 2010


It sounds like a fairyland, Sandra. Lighting can so enhance a setting and it would bring people into the gardens after dark and that could be a new experience for many.

A couple of weeks ago there was a picture posted of a tree (can't remember its name now!) native to Australia with gorgeous blue blooms. I suggested then if these trees couldn't grow here in the UK it would be nice, if expensive, to drape one of our other trees here in LED blue lights, mimicking the real thing. Very similar idea to Roddy's ideas.

I really liked the wooden face sculpture in the children's playground. Lovely blog.

10 Oct, 2010


My type of thing, would love to have been there, no lights yet in our garden, in spite of having two electricians in the

10 Oct, 2010


Great blog Sandra!

11 Oct, 2010


That's wonderful Sandra. I think plants , especially trees, take on a different look altogether when lit up. And coloured lights have another effect. It must have been so enjoyable for adults and kids alike :o) I hope it does become an annual event.

It reminds me of the way they lit up the 'slip' in Swansea and the cliffs in Mumbles years ago. We always went to see it. - and got a bag of chips in Dick Bartons on the way home lol :o)))

11 Oct, 2010


thanks for the comments truly was magical..and i hope it brought some 'ungardeners' to see an enchanting garden....

11 Oct, 2010


lovely to see them all lit up sandra and glad you had a nice time to, lovely pics ;o))

11 Oct, 2010


It looked like a great evening Sandra and lights were very effective. I apologise, Whistonlass, after seeing this Im pretty sure a tree with blue lights would be pretty stunning as an English Jacaranda!

15 Oct, 2010


it was thanks Tetra....there is a tree in town that has blue lights in it all year ..i think it looks great...

16 Oct, 2010


Yep, blue lights are very effective twinkling on bare tree branches, especially.

16 Oct, 2010


Enjoyed this Sandra, thanks:-)

27 Dec, 2010

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