Other treasures include the bird and butterfly garden, the children's fantasy garden, a sculpture garden, the heath and heather garden and a therapy and scents and sensitivity garden. Display gardens showcase various collections of plant species, and demonstration gardens provide a place for experimenting with different gardening styles. These change over time, so there is always a reason to visit again! And of course there are always different things in bloom as the season progresses. I'm quite sure if I lived in St. Andrews I'd visit every week or two! You can walk through the garden in an hour or so, but if you have a camera in hand, or you are taking note of potential additions for your own gardens, it's very easy to spend several hours.... or more.
|A section of the Knot Garden|
Won't you walk with me now, down these paths for a closer look?
In case the floral beauty is not enough to keep you happy, you might chance upon this fine fellow. He surprised us when he just strolled out of some high grass, and let us walk right up to him, getting within about 2 feet. I didn't want to push my luck by getting any closer as I did take note of his sizeable claws... He was admiring himself in a mirror.. what is the saying.. "vain as a peacock"? Well this fellow DID appear rather vain!
Of course, if I had a tail like this, I might be a little vain too....
Beauty in all colours, shapes and sizes, everywhere you look at Kingsbrae Garden. Over 2,500 species. Worthy of several hours of your time, for sure!
I'm linking to Mosaic Monday at Lavender Cottage. Thanks Judith for hosting. Be sure and drop by to see what the other participants have been up to, or join in the fun...
"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." ~ Gerard de Nerval