A striking new book, which promises to lift the lid on forgotten historic gardens of Scotland, has gone on sale.
Marilyn Brown has used more that 31 years of expertise to compile 'Scotland's Lost Gardens', drawing on everything from old spy maps and medieval charters, to renaissance poetry and modern aerial photographs.
Among the locations featured are Castles Campbell, Edzell and Kennedy. The book has been published by the RCAHMS, which starts off with the 6th century gardens of Iona and also explores the refuges of Mary Queen of Scots.
A spokesman said "Gardens are one of the most important elements in the cultural history of Scotland and demonstrates how our cultural heritage sits within a wider European movement of shared artistic values and literary influences."
Source: The Scotsman
Stirling Castle – The King's Knot - only the layout survives – why is it not restored?
Castle Kennedy - contemporary garden on site of old
Edzell Castle - elaborate knot garden replanted by Historic Scotland (photo Ron Dough)
Craigmillar Castle - garden with water feature once stood in foreground