Broughton House stands on the north west side of Kirkcudbright’s attractive High Street not far from the town’s harbour and Maclellan’s Castle. The house and its extensive garden are cared for by the National Trust for Scotland and the house is of particular interest because it was purchased by the noted artist E A Hornel (one of the Glasgow Boys) in 1901 and served as his home, studio, gallery and library until his death in 1933. To its rear the remarkably large garden for such an urban setting includes the original gardens of Nos. 10 and 12 High Street, together with half of what was originally No. 14’s garden. Divided into several ‘rooms’ it seems much larger than it actually is. Source: Undiscovered Scotland
On a lovely sunny day we went to have a look at the garden. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did:
Pathways lead in all directions once you step through the garden gate.
with water features all around, often simple hollowed out stones
Lots of colour
a magnificent miniature glasshouse
full of fuchsias, pelargoiums and a magnificent bottle-brush
and swathes of summer flowers like these astrantias and almost black irises
The lovely writing shed surrounded by irises and hostas
and beautiful pink astrantias and deep red hardy fuchsias
A wonderful town-house garden.