Visit to Gardens and grounds at Dumfries House

On Saturday 12 September, a rather damp day, we discovered new additions to this landscape as well as refurbishments of old features, most notably to the formerly neglected 5-acre Walled Garden. Arboriculturalist Donald Rodger accompanied us, together with Craig Hamilton who has worked for the estate for many years.

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Party with Nine Muses

At the end of August we enjoyed a delightful party in the Edinburgh Garden of Dr John Byrom.  for those visiting ‘Newlyn’ for the first time, it was a revelation, for this is a garden like no other.    Conceits and wit go hand in hand with plantsmanship. As we were led through the garden […]

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Glorious Gardens update

In the last week we have reached an important milestone – a group of volunteers visited Mauldslie estate in the CAVLP area to do their first on-site recording using the form on the tablets and a second, printed form. Mauldslie as shown in William Forrest’s map of the County of Lanark (Imprint 1816). By permission of […]

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CALVP Creepie Crawlies

SLTV have kindly made a really fantastic film of the Clyde and Avon Valleys Landscape Project Citizen Science/Young Gallery/Creepy Crawlie project which we have just completed.  SLTV did the film free of charge for CAVLP and it’s wonderful for final evaluation purposes.  Karen Dobbins had to make a strong case for this to happen as […]

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Glorious Gardens – the first 6 months

Here is Hilary getting to grips with the Aerial Photography resources at RCAHMS Photo. Lorna Innes, Northlight Heritage Glorious Gardens has almost completed six months of its first full year of existence. So, what have we got to show for the work of the Northlight Heritage team and input from SGLH? The focus on structured […]

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