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Spring Garden at House for Art Lover, Scotland

Saturday, April 17, 2010

This afternoon I went round to Charles Rennie Mackintosh's House for Art Lover, Glasgow, principally to view the garden which is usually kept in very good shape. As the images below show, I was not to be disappointed. Top image shows a notice above the entrance which reads:

The kiss of the Sun for pardon
The songs of the bird for mirth
You are nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on the earth.

Image immediately above is a side elevation of the House itself with some seasonal garden colour.

Image below shows the central garden walkway with colourful plants and topiary.

The following two images are of colourful polyanthus.

Here is a colourful flower bed which gave off a wonderful scented aroma.

I took a fancy to this interesting shrub which could be a Tulip Tree.

Finally, I am tracking back to my recent visit to Greenbank Garden and it vast collection of daffodil varieties.

This is Narcissus Malvern City.

An interesting corner at Greenbank.

Narcissus February Silver

Narcissus Flower Carpet

Weather today was dry but a few degrees colder than yesterday.

Elsewhere today:

  • Posted information on Ferguson Ancestry to my GlasgowAncestry blog. One member of this family died in Colorado, USA in 1890. I wonder if he has any descendants there?
  • Worked on an extension to a small group tour scheduled for July.
  • Called a Canadian client to assist with a self-drive tour of Scotland and Ireland for August.
  • Had confirmation in of a self-drive tour for a couple from the U.S.
Skies remain deadly quiet due to the Icelandic volcano, no doubt causing much disruption to the travel industry. Will be interesting to see how this situation unfolds over the next few days.


posted by Catswhiskers @ 10:16 AM 


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