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Today, at Greenbank House garden, I was presented with a wide array of colourful flowers spanning a spectrum comprising pink, cream, purple, white, copper, blue, violet and scarlet. Despite being late season I found the display (depth and range) superior to that usually available during the summer period with added dimension of the harsh and angled sunlight.

Today, I visited Holmwood House, a high status residential property which was designed by local architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-75) for James Couper, a wealthy businessman who used the property for both business and residential purposes, as was common in those days. Construction occurred between 1857-8 when Glasgow was experiencing rapid economic growth.

Millbrae Crescent is one of Glasgow’s top architectural heritage sites being attributed to the Victorian architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-1875). The street/crescent comprises an elegant row of two-storey terraced houses built using blonde sandstone and exemplifying Thomson’s typical use of Egyptian-derived columns and ornamentation.