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Pitmuies House Gardens in April

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Although it is only a 20 minute drive from our home, we have never visited Pitmuies Gardens before. They are open all summer under the Scotlands Gardens Scheme. And as it was such a lovely day today we decided to head over there for a look.

The gardens are welcoming and pretty and so well-tended. Its obvious that the owner really loves this place, and well she might. Its beautiful. There is a walled kitchen garden, a terrace with rose garden, lawns, many beautiful trees and shrubs and this leads to a riverside walk with wild Garlic and Bluebells.

We will visit again in summer as today the garden was yawning and stretching itself in the spring sunshine and there was so much promise of beauties to come.

So, just a few photos…..

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What a beautiful day you had Karen. Was this an NGS garden?

22 Apr, 2019

 

Yes Sheila. In Scotland it is called Scotland's Gardens Scheme, but yes, the same. :)

22 Apr, 2019

 

Oh right - thanks 🙂

22 Apr, 2019

 

What a beautiful place - guess you'll be going again later in the year!

22 Apr, 2019

 

It's good to make time to visit places close to home, looks like a delightful garden.

22 Apr, 2019

 

Like the pics with the little chapel☺

22 Apr, 2019

 

The place looks very ancient - like it had a former life, The gardens are exquisite, so much character. Hope you enjoyed your day outting.

23 Apr, 2019

 

Lovely pictures Karen, the buildings as well as the gardens and planting look beautiful! Looks a really nice place to visit. :)

23 Apr, 2019

 

Bathgate, there was a house there from 16th Century, but only a small part of that remains. It has had several reworkings. The chapel is actually a wash-house down by the river, and the other building is an old dovecote.

23 Apr, 2019

 

What a super garden, so much to see, and great pics too....

24 Apr, 2019

 

Can you tell me what kind of birch trees those are? Their brilliant metallic bark reminds me of my golden birches.

24 Apr, 2019

 

I think they are Cherries Lori. Or possibly Acer Griseum, but more likely Cherries. They were recently pollarded, so couldn't tell. Prunus serrula I think. :)

25 Apr, 2019

 

well yes! they reminded me of the bark of the golden birches...but now you mention it... the wild cherries, (favourite of the tent caterpillers) have that beautiful silk taffeta sheen. I've been thinking about pollarding some of the aspen just to keep them from becoming towering giants that drop dead limbs all over the place! Thanks Karen!

27 Apr, 2019

 

You're welcome Lori :) Is it spring yet?

28 Apr, 2019

 

obvious contradiction aside... it's cold as hell, Karen. The fourteen day forecast has night time temps hovering around zero C. trees are reluctantly budding and I'm worried for my apples. I'm hoping that it will turn a corner overnight and we will go from winter to summer in a blink. (like last year).

28 Apr, 2019

 

:(

28 Apr, 2019

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