Last week I spent a very enjoyable few days in Edinburgh with friends. I have been going to Edinburgh since I was a small child as my family are from the surrounding area, but had never been the Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens was established in 1670 and during the 20th century acquired three Regional Gardens – the mountainous Benmore in Argyll; Dawyck in the the Scottish Borders and Logan on the Gulf Stream-warmed southern peninsula of Dumfries & Galloway.
The stunning glasshouses are home to a huge variety of plants from all over the world. I knew none of their names but found their colours and patterns wonderfully inspiring.