Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Drummond Castle and Gardens -- Scotland Holiday # 002
These lovely gardens were just below the castle and gate house. There were flowers, shrubbery, vegetable gardens, and various garden statues.
The castle is the structure on the right. On the left you are seeing the gatehouse, stables, and servant quarters. The day was warm and I was breathing hard going back up.
The castle was built in 1491 for the Drummond family. It is now a private residence of a Drumond family descendant. I haven't seen this move, but “Rob Roy, legends of the mist” was filmed using the castle as the residence.
See the castle Web site for more information and their pictures (link)..
Mrs. Jim and Karen posed briefly by this garden statue of Adonis. That helped give some size perspective to my picture. (Adonis Wikipedia link)
This walkway outside the green houses provided a friend for Karen.
The cat was very friendly. After all this attention it tagged around with us for quite a while. It paid off good for her (the cat), she got more petting.
We weren't allowed to pick fruit, the apples looked really good. I know, these are tomatoes. Take a peek at what they are growing in. I guess if we could get that many tomatoes I could spring for sack of this stuff.
It looks like more than one plant can be planted in these things. I think they would be real good for a balcony garden. Maybe I could surprise Mrs. Jim with a garden somewhere.
We all made it up the terrace. No, I didn't fall this time either. This castle is not open to the public, only the gardens.
As I said earlier, it is ALL a private residence, owned and occupied by a Drumond family descendant. Some Scotish castles are open to the public. Most do not allow inside pictures.
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I just knew you wanted to see this work car up real close. I did.
If you got down to here you might note that this material and pictures were in the main placed on my PHOTO PLACE blog earlier.
I intend to keep the Scotland travel material on this blog from now on except for a single or double picture post now and then.
I'll try Tuesdays for a while on these.
(These blogger friends have links in my side bar)
2 Comments - Show Original Post
Jamie Dawn said...
WOW! The castle & gardens are amazing!!!
I am so glad you experienced them firsthand.
Monday, October 01, 2007 1:36:00 PM
The bag looks like it would be a great idea for growing a little something next year on my balcony. I could probably grow several crops of spinach or other greens, for a very minimal investment.
Monday, October 01, 2007 6:12:00 PM
Neat how they grow the tomatoes!
See you are back in blogging deman. See breaks can do wonders for your blog. lol
Take care and hugs xx
P.S. I could not clean peoples bottoms for a living. I applaude those that can for they are truly special people.
Thanks for the visit over to my place ; )