Visit to Dawyck Gardens – Monday 19th October

September 2nd, 2015Comments Off on Visit to Dawyck Gardens – Monday 19th October

Dawyck Autumn ColoursDawyck, a regional garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, is a world famous arboretum with over 300 years of tree planting. In Autumn the garden foliage bursts into vivid hues of red, orange and gold and the fruit take on an almost infinite variety of shapes, colours and textures from acorns in cups and colourful crab apples to maple keys and fir cones. Everyone’s favourites among autumn fruits are the conkers produced by the Garden’s horse chestnut trees. Overhanging Scrape Glen is a large Japanese katsura tree which in early autumn fills the air with a caramel scent as its leaves turn a pale biscuit colour. As autumn advances the Japanese maples and spindles stand out with their colourful foliage. Birch trees can be found on the grassy plateau to the south of the Chapel and one of the best for autumn colour is the yellow birch from North America.

We will leave Kirkcudbright Harbour Square at 8.30 a.m. and Castle Douglas Market Hill (coach stop outside Crown Hotel in King Street) at 8.45 a.m. We will return at about 5.30 to 6 p.m.

The cost for the coach is £16, entrance and guided tour £6.50, coffee or tea and cake on arrival £3.50 – a total of £26. A soup and sandwich lunch is also available at a cost of £9.50 for those who would like it.

If you are interested in this trip, you can get in touch with Helen Henderson using our contact form.

 

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