So now we're in Finstown, near the Bay of Firth. First at the Finstown Community Garden which is always open to the public. The burn is planted up with perennials and there are trees planted around the park too.
There is also a lovely wee valley with such a wide variety of wonderful plants, many that were new to me.
Just up from the community garden is a wonderful Bluebell Dell, the bluebells had "gone over" but I made a note to go back there in the Spring as they looked beautiful even in decline!
Then to Stenwood, a garden on a North facing slope. Jock Woods has done a fantastic job of creating a number of different garden "rooms" up the hill. The photos do not do justice to all his hard work. But this gives you a taster anyway!
|The "front" garden|
|At the back of the house|
|There be bears in the woods!|
|THREE bears...we didn't see Goldilocks though|
I didn't take so many photos here as I kept stopping to chat to folk I knew! The garden winds up the hillside through mature trees and shrubs and is just magical!
In the next post we head South to gardens right on the sea shore!