Scottish Inspiration 2: Kellie Castle Garden

18 thoughts on “Scottish Inspiration 2: Kellie Castle Garden”

  1. Beautiful, and hard to imagine gardening on this scale and to this level. All that plus a layer of history deeper than anything on this side of the Atlantic and well it’s a little intimidating!

    1. What we have to tell ourselves is that no one does it alone! There’s a little team there. At home its up to us. Lovely to hear from you, as always. Thinking of you the other day when I pondered more snowdrops!

  2. Nice to hear from you again, Cathy. Love the gardens you’ve shared and looking forward to equal glory in the coming season. I wondered how they got all those delphiniums to stay upright – nylon webbing, ingenious!

    1. It’s a good question, Eliza, especially given the rain. I didn’t notice any webbing in the delphinium border. I’ll have to go back and have another look this summer!

      1. We get windy thunderstorms in summer that always knock down anything that isn’t staked, so I tend to avoid delphiniums, as much as I love their color.

  3. Gosh, these borders are sumptuous visual feasts. I love the nepeta walkway and all the clever focal points. Nice to see a post from you, Cathy. Hope you’re well.

  4. Really good to hear from you Cathy, I was thinking of you the other day and wondering how you were. I just can’t imagine gardening now in an area with so much rain. The choice of plants is almost limitless in comparison to here. Look forward to hearing more about your garden.

    1. When I think of the reverse of Scottish gardens, I think of yours and all those wonderful billowing shapes and your glorious (early for me!) spring colour. I couldn’t choose between the two really! We should enjoy what we are able to do in our our gardens, right?

  5. Oh I am so pleased to read a post from you after all this time – I checked on your blog several times since the end of October to make sure I hadn’t missed a post. I do hope things are OK despite the long and difficult winter. What a wonderful garden to highlight on your first post back – and I am wondering why we didn’t visit Kelly Castle when we visited several other Fife gardens. Will need to remedy that sometime!

    1. Thanks for visiting, Cathy! Yes, it’s been a long time but you are sweet to have checked to see what I’ve been up to. I shall ‘tune in’ to vase on Monday today, although I may not contribute!

      1. But we do notice when one of our blogging community hasn’t been posting or commenting, so I am sure I won’t have been the only one to have been a little concerned…

  6. So wonderful to see your post – I too have been checking, and a bit concerned! What a gorgeous garden to tour; thanks for taking us along 🙂 I always love to have pictures of “the real thing” to inspire even though the plants must be totally different here! That Thalictrum is magnificent… all of it is! I hope you are having a lovely springtime now in your own beautiful garden!

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