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Stories and pictures of the Gardens and Landscapes we have visited.
Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is home to many ancient artifacts.
Laura, watched by Bridget disappears into a chambered cairn in Kilmartin Glen.
Threave Garden, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Threave ... a garden of gardens.
The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (RBGE).
A wonderful field of Lesser Celandine at Arduiane Garden Argyll.
Snowdrops 2016. Film by Brian Sutherland Jnr.
Gardens of the North. See Gardens visited 2015.
Honey bee collecting pollen from Helianthus autumnalis in Inverness Botanic garden.
Gearannan Blackhouse Village on Lewis in the Western Isles
An account of our experiences in this lovely village and on Lewis. Go to Expeditions 2015 to see more.
Newtonairds near Dumfries.
We enjoyed our visit to a wonderful garden and Hosta Collection. Go to Gardens visited 2015 for the story and pictures. Bonus ... delicious cream sponge was delightful!
Logan Botanic Garden Galloway.
This was a great day with gentle walks. The garden was superb and our guided tour with Richard Baines, the Curator, was excellent. Everyone in the group enjoyed the visit to the garden. Go to Scotlands Gardens 2015 for more information and pictures.
The Wow Factor - Mull and Beyond.
Tobermory, Mull.
Go to Scotlands Landscapes 2015 for more pictures and the story of our delightful four days in the West.
 Crawick Multiverse Launched.
Charles Jencks designed the fifty acre site for the Duke of Buccleuch. The development cost £1 million and will be open to the public from the 10th. July.
Go to Scotlands Landscapes 2015 to see more pictures.
Photograph by kind permission of Irene Donaldson.
Where was this photograph taken? If you have spent time in this place you will know where it is.
Paradise Found on Barra.
Go to About Scotland.
Stobo Japanese Water Garden in the Scottish Borders.
You don't need to visit the Chelsea Show to see spectacular gardens. Scotland has over 350 gardens you can visit, many by appointment, If you would like to see our pictures of Stobo go to Scotlands Gardens 2015.

The Stobo garden is spectacular. The photograph was taken in May 2015.

Glasgow Garden Walks Group members beside spectacular young trees of Ginkgo biloba in Dundee Botanic Garden in November 2014. 

Garden enthusiasts enjoy an autumn walk in the University of Dundee Botanic Garden Dundee. The girls are part of the Glasgow Garden Walks Group. The group have been visiting Scotlands gardens fortnightly for over ten years.
Glasgow Garden Walks Group - Exploring Scotland Together 2015.
The Glasgowlife Trust (a subsidary of Glasgow City Council) wound up the Walking Programme involving minibuses. The active Garden Walks Group wished to continue with it's successful programme of garden and landscape walks. Go to Scotlands Gardens 2015 to view the current programme.
 Arran October 2014.
We had four lovely days exploring the highways and bye ways of this beautiful island which is often described as Scotland in miniature.
The harbour at Blackwaterfoot on the West coast of Arran.
Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh.
One of the Weeping Girls by Laura Ford in the Gala Hill wood at Jupiter Artland, Wilkiestown near Edinburgh.
The Kelpies, Helix Park, Falkirk.
Public art by Andy Scott. Very dramatic and worth seeing. This and the Falkirk Wheel represents a good day out for anyone living close to or in the central belt. The picture above was taken on a grey overcast day.
This picture was taken two days later and it is amazing what a difference sunlight, albeit hazy sunlight, can make.
Staffa and Fingal's Cave.
Another successful expedition to Oban, Mull, Iona and Staffa was enjoyed by a party of four adventurers. The picture below is of Fingals cave on Staffa on a calm day!
The garden walk in Benmore Botanic Garden, Argyll is always popular.