Recently I have been spending a lot of time in the garden. All of a sudden it seems to have burst into bloom. Roses have appeared, the sage has decided to become enormous and burst into purple and the leaves look so green. The plants have grown so tall that when the dog wanders behind them he disappears, and you can only tell he is there when he barks. There is nothing nicer than sitting in the garden in the sun, reading a book and relaxing. The gardens in the picture is not my garden, although it would be wonderful if it was.
These are the gardens of Ospisdale House, a large house near Dornoch in the Highlands of Scotland. We recently stayed here for a family wedding. The house was amazing with lots of rooms and the garden was gorgeous. The rhododendrons had just come into bloom creating amazing splashes of colour against the lawn. The gardens were extensive and made up of different sections. One section was rolling lawns with views to the hills beyond. Walking though a gate you are taken down a path which leads to a sundial, courtly flowerbeds on each side and a hedge hiding a trampoline. A wooden playhouse has benches outside, perfect for sitting in the sun, overlooking a path up to the rockery. Climbing that path leads to a greenhouse and rows of vegetables sitting at the top of the hill. Wandering further an archway leads through a hedge which takes you down some winding stairs to a pond. A scene of tranquillity overshadowed by a weeping willow.
The gardens are gorgeous, it is a lovely place to visit and relax but I am glad that I don’t have to do the weeding!
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