Welcome to the Potting Shed Cafe & Restaurant, in the Walled Garden of Applecross House. This is probably one of the best kept culinary secrets in the British Isles, found in the highlands of Scotland. It was started as a project to restore the near derelict walled garden and create some local employment in 2001 and was voted one of the top ten restaurants by the Independent newspaper. I ate there back in June 2008 and it was fantastic, the food is all local, vegetables and fruit straight from the garden, shellfish from their own boat and venison and lamb from the local hill!
Having been to see and photograph Buckingham Palace at various times, I always noted the very ornate gold gates seen in the picture above. There is a lot of intricate detail that I hope to photograph next time I’m in the area, but I thought it would be worth sharing a photo of the whole gate. I have never seen Canada Gate open and it was locked when I took this photograph, so I presume there are many other entrances into Green Park.
So far my favourite garden in the highlands of Scotland, the world famous Inverewe Gardens are home to some very exotic plants due to its unique micro climate. Here we see one of the gardeners weeding away with his hoe. It is a very simple capture and the light is coming from the wrong direction in my opinion, but I though it was a nice capture of a man working the soil. You can see a wider view of this part of the garden below.
There have been a couple of times I have gone to this photo thinking, “it is about time I showed this photo”, but for some reason I never got around to editing it. This image was captured in Eggleston Hall Gardens in Country Durham. At the time this was taken I was planning to visit the real Angel of the North up in Gateshead in the following months. Unfortunately we were leaving the gardens at the time this was taken, so I didn’t go any closer to the sculpture that this, but from what I remember of the day it was about 6-7 feet in height. Nowhere near as tall as the original Angel of the North.