Explorers Garden, Pitlochry

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, Scotland

 This evening, I am focusing on the Explorers Garden at Pitlochry in Central Scotland. This was set up in memory of Scottish Plant Hunters who travelled the globe in search for new plants and trees for wide range of purposes including domestic cultivation, commerce and conservation. The garden is split into specific sections covering New Zealand, Australia, North America, Japan and the Himalayas. Names of particular plant hunters associated with the garden are:

  • David Douglas (1798-1834). He is remembered for the Lupin, Flowering Currant and Douglas Fir.
  • George Forrest (1873-1932). Remembered for species of Rhododendron and Primula.
  • George Sherriff (1898-1967). Introduced the Blue Poppy and species of Primula.
  • Archibald Menzies (1754-1842). Introduced the Monkey Puzzle Tree from Chile.

Top image shows the David Douglas Pavilion which is built from trees discovered by David Douglas and affords a spectacular view over the Tummel Valley

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, Scotland

 

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, Scotland

 

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, Scotland

 

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, Scotland

 

This garden is close to the Pitlochry Festival Theatre and  will be of interest to horticulturists.

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