Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A Walk To Remember

A Walk To Remember
Haddington, Scotland

So we're moving! We're not, actually but it crossed our minds while visiting Haddington not far from Edinburgh in Scotland. Rich with an almost Mediterranean culture. Part of me felt transported back to living in Saint Augustine, Florida with it's cobblestone streets, all Haddington needed was a fort and some horse drawn carriages. Hidden nooks and cranny's to explore and a dozen gardens welcomed picnickers. My favourite was the medicinal gardens of St Mary's Pleasance near Haddington House the oldest private residence in town. I could have constructed a little cottage and lived in there.

The walls of the garden were built by Napoleonic prisoners of war and the garden itself was designed by the late Architect Schomberg Scott by the specification of the late Sir George Taylor a Botonist and former director at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. They both designed the gardens to have a "Mount" and "Sunken Garden" to hold true to the 17th century architecture of the surrounding buildings.
Fruit tree's scattered among the grounds giving shade to fellow bookworms and picnickers. I can't describe the aroma's that hit the nose as we wondered through the paths, lavender, jasmine and countless herbs and fruits wafted through the air. It was a something out of a dream, I fully expected Mr & Mrs Darcy to come strolling through the garden in front of us. I'll surely be back for another visit!

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