05 May 2010

Corner View - Gardens

I haven't taken part in Corner View for a while, but for me, gardens, this weeks theme is a great one. Volunteering with the National Trust for Scotland to undertake conservation work on properties across Scotland. Some are rugged outdoor areas but others are beautiful gardens....whilst my favourite part of National Trust work is the destruction, we do occasionally do something more constructive. You also get to visit some of the most beautifully kept large gardens....




But across Scotland there are also lots of beautiful small gardens, private gardens, that occasionally open as part of Scotland's Small Gardens scheme, where money is being raised for charity. I visited many in Ceres, Fife, with my parents last summer - a great source of inspiration.




The garden above is my favourite of course.....you can see my mum in her own small garden!

Go check out all the other gardens around the world at Corner View.....

8 comments:

ibb said...

I love your mum´s. And love that green grass that only can be found in scotland. It is so nice to walk feetbare...

life in yonder said...

Brittish gardens are so beautiful. I think I will have to do a visitng gardens only holiday once in my lifetime. Actally two, one in UK and one in France...

Joyce said...

Your mum's garden is my favorite too! Very pretty. xo

Thimbleanna said...

Oh my! Aren't they beautiful! I LOVE the shot with the gorgeous blue flowers. And of course your Mum -- a mum ALWAYS makes a garden more beautiful!

kenza said...

oh! how lovely! thanks for this absolutely enchanting!

jgy said...

Your close up views of the flowers are gorgeous--as are all these garden views! Thanks for sharing, hope you can visit again in Japan one day too.
best wishes,

Francesca said...

Everything is so green! The volunteering work with the national trust sounds very interesting.

Bethany Hissong said...

Your mom's garden is beautiful!!! I just think it's so great that you do all the conservation work for your area. I wish there were more people like you in the world! I also have to tell you that I LOVE that poppy photo! I want one of those poppies... so beautiful!!!