Saturday, 30 May 2015

Out And About - Gallery

Scotland's Gardens Scheme
Gallery House, Montrose

The magnificent garden framed within hedges of privet, holly and box 
has many surprises and unfolds as a series of rooms with different features 
and a lovely collection of herbaceous plants and shrubs.

Each space, or room, is enclosed with yew and privet hedges and punctuated with distinct box shapes.
 Height comes from evergreen trees and deciduous varieties such as acer, prunus and malus.

The walled garden is entered through a white iron gate that opens up into a circular paved area,
furnished with a tall urn and backed by a yew hedge. 
A pair of standard laurels flank the entrance to the main path.

The Pool Garden features a backdrop of white trellises centred on a stone fountain. 
Here, in spring, you find small drifts of creamy tulips – the double ‘Mount Tacoma’ 
and ‘Datona’ stand out – and iris among standard Rosa ‘Ice Berg’, 
emerging Dicentra alba, peonies and fox tail lilies.

excerpts from The Scotsman

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