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This afternoon I visited House for Art Lover garden, Bellahouston Park. As will be seen from the images below, the garden is a great credit to the people who manage it. Immaculate with vibrant colours generated by the daffodils and tulips and something of a hidden gem in the Glasgow scene.

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This afternoon I joined in a tour of Greenbank Garden led by the resident Head Gardener. Key focus was hints and tips on herbaceous perennials. The tour was well attended. The sunshine and colours combined to provide a very pleasant experience.

The house and garden date from 1771 with the (walled) garden originally designed for fruit and vegetable growing. The soil is heavy clay but over the years has become workable through addition of humus and lime.

There are over 100 species of Bergenias and named cultivars in the garden.

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This afternoon, I a paid a visit to Rouken Glen, south of Glasgow. This is a public park adjacent to which is a Victorian walled garden associated with a former mansion. Both in the park and garden are signs of the colours of Spring, principally crocus, daffodils and polyanthus all of which served to brighten up a rather dull afternoon.

Here are crocus in the park area.

Inside the walled garden. This is very well maintained and In can imagine will be full of colourful plants in a month or so.

Close up of crocus

Video clip taken inside the walled garden. Now formally laid out but in Victorian times would have been planted with vegetables and fruit trees.

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