On Tuesday we visited Glenwhan Gardens near Dunragit. We first visited them in spring 2021 so were delighted to visit again this week and especially on such a lovely warm spring day. They are a real treat and of course the Azaleas were the star turn with loads of them in full bloom. When we arrived at 11.00am there were only about 5 cars in the Car Park and I doubt if it had many more when we departed 3 hours later. They live in the shadow of the much more popular Port Logan Gardens, but to us they are much better, especially in the spring. Port Logan Gardens are excellent for rare plants, but these have such a peaceful quality to them and lots of little places to sit and relax. There are ponds all over the place and lots of birds about. We must have sat on every seat in the garden for a few minutes to enjoy the views and at times we thought we were the only people in the garden. I will now let the photos do the talking.
This is the highest point of the gardens.
We sat here for ages and couldn't get anybody to take our photo as nobody passed us while we were there so we managed to prop my phone camera against a rock and used my Apple watch as the timer.
Looking up from our long seat at the highest point in the gardens
Yet another seat.
My favourite photo of the garden.
At the highest point there is another Loch and also a path to a Moorland walk. We will leave that walk for the next time we are here, maybe at a different time of the year.