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This evening, my focus is one Geilston Garden, which is situated at the west end of Cardross, about 18 miles north of Glasgow. This chiefly comprises a stone walled garden which may, like Geilston House, date from the late 18th century. The garden is the creation of two ladies who built on the Victorian garden in the 20th century, namely a Miss Bell and a Miss Hendry. It now features as a delightful little gem in the portfolio of heritage properties owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

Geilston Garden

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This evening, I am posting images and information on Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Scotland. This is a fascinating and historic part of Glasgow featuring:

  • An historic carpet factory with design influenced by the Doge’s Palace in Venice.
  • Impressive memorial to Britain’s naval hero, Lord Nelson.
  • Famous location where James Watt obtained inspiration for his refined Steam engine which helped trigger the Industrial, Revolution.
  • Former place of public execution.
  • People’s Palace, social history museum.
  • Famous Doulton Fountain made from terracotta.
  • River Clyde with its related sculling activities.
  • Proximity to nearby Gorbals area and Glasgow City Centre.
  • Place where residents washing used to be hung out to dry.

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This evening, I am posting images of more colourful May-time blooms, this time from Rouken Glen, south of Glasgow. These range from subtle pastels to vibrant reds. The rhododendrons are particularly prominent. These plants are not native to Scotland but imported from the Himalayas in the 19th century and have since dispersed and flourished on a grand scale, falling somewhere between a pest and a vibrant colour display in Springtime. This year we are benefiting from a particularly colourful display of cherry blossom.

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