We had a very pleasant afternoon this afternoon cementing our middle age by strolling round the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) property of Greenbank Gardens in Clarkston, about 6 miles from Glasgow City Centre. It was raining a bit when we got there but not torrentially so I took the risk and took pictures anyway – there’s a set on flickr here. The rain eventually (more or less) went away for a bit so we didn’t get drenched, and I was able to practise taking close-up pictures of plants. It was one of those places I thought it might be nice to take my pastels to sometime, seeing as flowers in gardens are pretty much the only thing I can draw!
The garden is quite formally laid out, but it managed to not feel as po-faced as some formal gardens can. They also sell excess plants from the garden, so it’s probably just as well we haven’t got a garden at the moment as I would probably have bankrupted us!