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Ornamental Grass

By Philip_H
Taken within the extensive gardens around Dirleton castle, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland.

Bounded by a 19th-century wall, the gardens were first laid out in the 16th century, but have undergone many changes. A bowling green lies to the west of the castle, fringed by yew trees, which may once have formed a hedge around a parterre in this area. West of the bowling green is a flower garden, laid out in 1993 to an 18th century design, and containing yew, cedar, monkey puzzle and Lawson's cypress trees. To the north is the 1920s Arts and Crafts garden, which is home to a 215 metre (705 ft) long herbaceous border, and is overlooked by a castellated 19th century gazebo, or summer house. The border is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as being the longest in the world. The rest of the gardens comprise lawns, with numerous mature specimen trees, including redwood, beech, and sycamore.

All the best,

Tags: Scotland East lothian Flowers and plants High key Natural abstract Dirleton Ornamental grass Herbaceous border Dirleton castle Dirleton castle gardens

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Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
19 May 2015 6:16PM
Simple and graphic.... works well, Philip... and useful info to accompany.

11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
19 May 2015 6:19PM
An interesting narrative supported by a very well worked image with lots of appeal Phillip.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
19 May 2015 6:20PM
Very beautiful, Philip.
NaturesHaven 10 283 6 England
19 May 2015 6:25PM
Feel the wind..............GrinGrin
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
19 May 2015 6:49PM
interesting write up
and do like that rather special grass
JawDborn 10 1.3k 1 England
19 May 2015 7:48PM
Graceful, elegant image. Thank you for the comprehensive commentary, which has added to my enjoyment.

19 May 2015 8:10PM
Lovely Philip..Lin
xwang 13 56 8
19 May 2015 8:57PM
Nice shot. Thanks for the Info, Philip. Looking forward to seeing the castle...
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
19 May 2015 9:47PM
Splendid simplicity!
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
19 May 2015 11:05PM
Lovely curls in the grasses, simple yet effective.
BarbaraR 16 1.2k 1 England
20 May 2015 9:27AM
Like it lots Smile
Pleased to be click 30.

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nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
20 May 2015 11:41AM
Beautiful compo and framing, Philip.
brilliant image and with great attention to detail, SmileSmileSmileSmile

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