Today was a pretty full day with four very different gardens. The started with rain but very soon after we arrived at Elizabeth MacGregor’s nursery at Kirkcudbright the weather improved. The nursery has a walled garden area where you can see many of the lovely cottage garden plants she grows.
But the main attraction many of us was the nursery.
The lunch stop was in the centre of Kirkcudbright with a visit to the secluded and delightful National Trust for Scotland garden at Broughton House. A hidden gem which clearly shows you do not need a large garden – as there were many sections of the garden that would stand alone very successfully.
Afternoon came and we set off to see two private gardens in Kirkcudbright. The first, The Limes, is a relatively new garden as the 1.2 acre garden was effectively started from scratch 7 years ago.
This garden is an excellent example of what can be achieved with passion and hard work, plus a commitment to self sufficiency as the vegetable section was extremely impressive and very productive.
Packed with plants and very carefully tended.