Festival of Leaves: a formal view

It’s time for another year of Festival of Leaves. This is the place to share your love for autumn and rain, for dark evenings and cups of tea, of books and all that you love during this time of the year.

~ Verena Cave


I’m not usually struck by formal gardens, but one look at this view from the raised terraces was enough to make me reconsider them. Planted with dozens of Japanese Maples and other deciduous trees it is ablaze with colour in the autumn. We were probably a week or two early for the best display, but it was still impressive.

There will be more about the Drummond Castle Garden – Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland next Sunday as it will feature as my final October Garden.

If you have some autumn leaves to share, then please visit Verena’s site and join in. She’ll be very happy to see you.

(Macro Monday will be taking a break for a couple of months )

19 thoughts on “Festival of Leaves: a formal view

    • It takes time Jo, don’t rush it. At the moment adrenaline is keeping you going, things to sort out and do, don’t overdo things. I’ve come down with some sort of flu bug so feeling pretty rough 😦 And getting the winter blues already…

    • I am drawn to the symmetry of an Elizabethan knot garden and the intricacies of topiary, but the sheer amount of work involved in such a garden puts me off for a start. I do admire them though and you shall see more on Sunday.

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  2. Jude, that’s an absolutely stunning photo! I can only imagine how it must look now when it was already gorgous when you visited. I don’t know either if I would like a garden like this, it would probably be a wild forest within weeks πŸ˜€
    Thanks for sharing this beauty and I’ll now have a look on your other post about the garden πŸ˜‰

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