Tortoiseshell Butterfly at Greenbank Garden

This afternoon, I cycled round to The National Trust of Scotland’s property at Greenbank, south of Glasgow.

This house and garden date from the late 18th century and have not been subject to much change since 1771. The house is not normally open to the public but the garden is open all year round. There are 4000 named cultivars and the garden holds the National Collection of bergenias plus a large narcissus collection.

At this time of year, the garden is a pleasant spot for quite enjoyment and contemplation in the midst of a wide spectrum of seasonal colours ranging from pale greens through to brilliant scarlets. There is also an Art Deco era fountain named ‘Foam’.

Image above shows a Tortoiseshell Butterfly.

   Foam at Greenbank Garden

 Bright Summer Colours  at Greenbank Garden

Vibrant Summer Colours at Greenbank Garden

Here is the pool  in the lower garden which features waterlilies and a selection of aquatic and marginal plants.

  Luxuriant Shades of Green at Greenbank Garden

  Bright Summer Flowers at Greenbank Garden

Greenbank House, Near Glasgow

Greenbank House, Near Glasgow, Scotland

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