Friday, 16 September 2016

Remarkable Trees - Part 2





Looking towards the 18th century Palladian style mansion over what was once a formal garden.
When viewed from the house the monolith was intended to draw the eye out to the
landscape beyond - also controlled by design.

This beautiful estate has been owned by the same family since the 1500s .
The house and grounds are open on designated days in summer.








Young Lime avenue .....




Oak,Chestnut and Beech probably planted about the time the present house was built ..... 




Beech .....




Trees in the designed landscape date from 1700 onward  .....








Tree species include Beech,Larch,Oak,Sycamore .....




Douglas Fir,Giant Redwood,Noble Fir .....



Yew,Cedar of Lebanon,Holly .....



Monkey Puzzle,Sweet Chestnut,Silver Fir .....




North American firs were introduced to Scotland by Scottish botanist and plant collector
 David Douglas, after whom the Douglas Fir is named.
In 1827 the first Douglas Fir seed was germinated on Drumlanrig estate where the tree still stands.
Soon seedlings were planted on country estates around Britain.

Douglas's explorations were done over a ten year period mostly in the Pacific North West of Canada
 and the United States. He died while plant hunting in Hawaii in 1834,aged 35.







Estate farmland .....

















Harebells .....





Thank you for visiting


Shared with :     Skywatch Friday    Today's Flowers    Saturday's Critters    Seasons  

39 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a magnificent display of trees in these beautiful grounds. And love the feature in the first photo.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! I wish,I would live in this kind of house. Your photos are very beautiful.
Wishing you a wonderful days!

Jim said...

Great shots

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of old home and the garden.

Lady Fi said...

The trees and the architecture are gorgeous!

Powell River Books said...

I guess many of the manors have fallen on hard times. But it is nice to be able to see them. - Margy

Bill Nicholls said...

What a beautiful park to visit

Christine said...

Absolutely the most perfect day to enjoy your visit to this beautiful park! Lovely pictures of the trees & sheep!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A lovely manor and grounds and oh - those magnificent trees! Douglas fir and Silver fir hail from my neck of the woods in WA state!

biebkriebels said...

Wonderful trees and so old.

Tammie Lee said...

absolutely gorgeous!
I love seeing all those trees and would love wandering about there!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

A beautiful estate, and I am fascinated by the story of the Douglas Fir.

Luna Crone said...

"North American firs were introduced to Scotland by..."

I have mixed feelings, about such... Permaculture would not approve, I don't believe....

Denise inVA said...

Hi Ruby, never knew that about the North American firs, and now I know, love learning thank you :) This is an amazing place to visit with its mansion and beautiful grounds, cute sheep and pretty harebells. Love all your photos and I am very grateful that you have shared them with Today's Flowers. Thanks again and wishing you a happy weekend.

KB Bear said...

What gorgeous trees. So verdant! I love the harebells at the end!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a lovely place. I love all the pretty trees. The flowers are beautiful. Cute sheep. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The trees are awesome! And I love your furry sheep...my sheep are jealous of all that fur! heehee! Hugs!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Trees are so wonderful. They come in all shapes colours and sizes.
Your images are stunning and I love the blue of the harebells.
Have a truly gorgeous weekend :)

dritanje said...

Such beautiful trees, and you have a wonderful sunny day to see them in. I like the way that the sheep shelter in the shade under the trees!
M xx

carol l mckenna said...

Dynamic nature shots ~ love the sheep ~ for Critters ~

stardust said...

Dear Ruby - First I was so impressed by that beautiful architecture, then the magnificent trees and sheep. The colors of blue and green are suggestive of summer, but the clouds tell autumn sky. I haven’t seen Harebells in person. They look like Japanese “kikyo” (Chinese bellflower), which bloom in profusion from mid-to-late summer.

Yoko

Handmade in Israel said...

Lovely photos! What a great place to visit. Those sheep near shearing :) They have very thick coats.

Tomoko said...

Such a beautiful green land and the building. They are gorgeous. The air looks crisp.
I like to see those sheep, thinking that their shearing time would be soon.
Have a happy new week!

bettyl-NZ said...

I do love trees! They work so hard to hold their ground and add a bit of majesty to the world.

Jeanna said...

So much gorgeous green! Pretty shot of the Doug firs and sky.

Villrose said...

A "secret" place with majestic trees!

jeannettestgermain said...

So much to see here. In the first: what a magnificent view!Love all the details you captured, the house, the trees, the path, and these lovely little flowers. Many thanks for capturing and sharing this beautiful place with SEASONS! Have a beautiful week:)

likeschocolate said...

What a lovely estate!
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bettyl-NZ said...

Wow! This looks like such an awesome place with a great history. I would spend hours and hours and hours walking around and taking photos!!

Summer said...

Stunning photos! Happy Tuesday ♥

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They really are amazing --- what a beautiful walk.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, maravilhosa selecção de boas fotos, as do carvalho são fantásticas.
Resto de boa semana,
AG

Alexa T said...

Hello! Such beautiful place and estate! And so many lovely old trees! Many thanks for sharing with us! Have a good day and weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Ruby!:) Wonderful photos of this 15th century mansion, garden, and farmland. A stately home I would love to visit, and walk in the lovely grounds, appreciating the beauty of the landscape with all the different species of trees. Stunning views with the sheep, and the Harebell image is lovely, what a pretty flower!

Kirsi Gembus said...

Beautiful place and the photos are really great!

handmade by amalia said...

Gorgeous grounds. There is no denying the power of a tree.
Amalia
xo

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, maravilhosas fotos sobre a natureza, o carvalho é uma árvore maravilhosa.
resto de boa semana,
AG

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Looks like Paradise. ♥

Denise inVA said...

Fantastic photos, beautiful scenery, gorgeous countryside. Love the sheep, the trees and those very pretty harebells. I feel very lucky you have shared them with Today's Flowers again. Thank you so much and wishing you a great week :)

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