Castle Kennedy was looking fabulous in the sun this weekend. With the summer holidays just beginning it is the perfect place with lots of space for all the family to enjoy.
As well as being a formal Garden there is a great variety of wildlife in the Gardens too. Passing the White Loch on the way down the drive to the Gardens there was an amazing view of hundreds of geese on the water. Castle Kennedy is one of the few places in the area where geese can be seen at this time of year and as you walk around the Garden there are signs of them everywhere….feathers, especially on the shores of the Lochs. As well as the geese, if you visit the birdhides you will be sure to see some swans and ducks too.
There were bees in the lime trees buzzing over the car park and a hare lolloped past the Castle, it was lovely to see. There are amazing cones to search for and lots of colourful damsel and dragon flies amongst the lilies at the round pond this Summer. Down by the White Loch there are Scottish Bluebells (Harebells) amongst the other wild flowers on the earthworks and loch shore too.
Thinking about looking after wildlife and with all the worries about all the plastic waste going into the oceans it is great that some of our Summer Holiday activities will help the planet. Recycling is a big theme in the next Garden Ranger Activities when we will be making high flying kites from plastic bags, tooting on Musical Tooteroos made from straws and plastic bottles plus enjoying launching home-made rockets with plastic lemonade bottles in the Rocket Laboratory.
I hope that you find time to visit the Gardens during your Summer holidays to take part on some of our actvities or just to find the space to relax and enjoy the Gardens.
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