Today I take you into Scotlands most famous garden: Inverewe Gardens.
Everyobdy here again? "Nope, my mate is just arriving... wait a minute."
Okay, then let's start first with the beautiful drive to the garden. It was about 1 hour drive away from our cottage, but we had a bit longer because we made a detour. On our way we suddenly saw those deers, unfortunatley the hart wasn't with them.
A typical Scottish sight.
The signs should better be taken seriously, because those "pedestrian" go first.
You may wonder, why we made a break just beside the street. Well, have a look at the next photo and you will know why:
Stunning, isn't it?
We couldn't have found a better place for a picnic.
Finally we arrived at our destination.
No, I didn't buy anything. But this only because my hubby dragged me away from those plants. He meant, that there weren't any trailers for planes yet. Grmpf... when will men finally invent something useful?!
But let me tell you something about the garden... I keep myself short, promised. The garden is at the same level as Siberia and was created in the middle of 19th century by Osgood Mackenzie, the youngest son from Lord of Gairloch. Osgood wanted to proof that Scottish soil is very fertile. However, with the salty soil and the heavy storms during winter this project should have been a disaster. The only thing that was positive about it, was that because of the Gulf stream there were usually no heavy winterfrosts. At the end it turned out, that Osgood was right. In Inverewe Gardens grow subtropical plants and even now, at the end of summer, there were still a lot of flowers in bloom. And what do we learn from this? Sometimes it's worth a try.
But now, let's walk into the garden.
There were trees I really didn't expect at this corner of the world, like this big eucalyptus tree.
No, I'm not getting jealous seeing this big and wonderfully blooming Hydrangea... no, never ever... ehm, well may be just a tiny little bit.
But this tree was absolutely gorgeous. Look at those lovely flowers and at that time of the year!
And this is its name. I'm gonna find out more about it. I want to know, whether it will grow here in Switzerland too and if so, then it just has to move into my garden. One thing more on my Wishlist.
Most of the garden was woodland.
I already missed the british feeling in this garden, but here it came.
And the walled garden isn't missing too.
Inverewe Gardens zu besuchen, allerdings war er für mich jetzt nicht der schönste Garten, den wir auf dieser Reise entdeckt haben. Zwei weitere Gärten werden demnächst folgen.
Inverewe Gardens is worth visiting, even when for me it wasn't the most beautiful garden we saw in Scottland. I'm soon gonna show you two more gardens.
Habt noch einen gemütlichen Sonntag. / Have a lovely Sunday.