Inverewe Garden is a botanical garden in the Scottish Highlands, just to the north of Poolewe in Wester Ross. It was started in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie on the estate surrounding Inverewe House. This was taken in the walled garden, one of the first large areas in the garden that you come to. When I took this I had to wait for people to move out of the way. The gardens are very famous for their more than 2500 species of exotic plants and there were many people walking around and asking the gardeners questions. I wanted this photo to be a colourful garden vista with just the one sole man gardening away.
Berwick-upon-Tweed is the most northern town in England. Still part of Northumberland it borders Scotland and is located by the River Tweed. That being said, the above photograph must show England’s most northerly allotments. It might be interesting one day to research and photograph the countries most southern allotments and see how big the difference is in the the plants being grown…or not. Anyway, I thought it was interesting to share this image with you, because the majority of the allotments around the Greater Manchester area have been or are being sold off for property development. I feel that the anonymous figure in the foreground really makes this photograph worth publishing.
When people talk to me about Alnwick gardens I think of two things, the treehouse and the fountains. In my opinion the photograph above shows the simplest and most elegant fountains in the whole gardens. The way that the smaller one in the foreground leads down its thin path to the larger one in the background. As soon as this part of the garden caught my eye I knew it was made for me to photograph. It took about an hour before the children stopped playing around it and people moved from the bench at the back, but it was worth the wait. Although I would like to re-take the photograph one day with the camera about 6 – 12 inches higher, which would give you more of the path connecting the two fountains.
After lunch we took a walk along the Water’s of Leigh and up to the Royal Botanical Garden”s of Edinburgh. They are vast and there is a lot of areas to see. I went to see the newly opened Queen Mother’s Memorial Garden which was opened by her majesty Queen Elisabeth II just two weeks ago on the 7th of July. The garden is fantastic and full of very interesting, colourful and great smelling flowers. The small building you can see in the photo has an extremely interesting interior with a shell pattern on the walls and ceiling. It is worth and look and definitely not what you would expect.