Monday, June 10, 2019

Flowers flowers flowers

Today we walked up the river in the other direction, admiring the oxeye daisies

and the ragged robin

and the buttercups, on the river bank.

We then reached the recently restored Saughton Park. It was pretty before, but a bit neglected in parts, but it's had a Lottery-funded makeover and is now stunning. They must have got a good deal on alliums!

 I just love herbaceous borders.

Vistas lead the eye away

and beautiful colours demand close attention.

The restored bandstand with a familiar old chap sitting on a bench to enjoy the view (actually looking at his phone).

The statue is by Kaivalya Torpy and is supposed to embody visions of peace. I'm all for that.

This house once stood in the gardens - built in about 1640 but left to decay in the 1900s and burnt down and demolished in 1952. Yes, quite.

They've excavated the footprint of the house and this is it.

Here's somewhere to sit out of the rain and look at the gardens in more typical Scottish weather.

And then we walked back home past the playing fields, where wild flowers have been planted along the path.

All so lovely and within ten minutes' walk of our house.


  1. What a lovely place to walk to and visit. We don't have ragged robin here but have all the other flowers in your photos. That iris is almost black - amazing with the white background plant.
    We saw lots of those big alliums at the Eden Project garden...ours are a smaller variety.
    beautiful gardens.

  2. That is gorgeous! Even if the flowers aren't blooming, I'm excited to take a walk in this place.

  3. A peaceful place ro stay in

  4. I'm so glad this garden was restored. It, itself, is a vision of peace, so needed peace.

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