"The Walled Garden was built in 1820 and constructed on two levels that spanned the original castle site and Mugdock Lock. The upper garden level was used to grow garden produce for the castle's residence. The lower level was used for recreational interests of the family. These interests extended up to the loch where a timber jetty provided access for boating and fishing. The walled garden became derelict during the second half of the 20th century along with the rest of the site. In 2001 a team of craftsman and volunteers painstakingly rebuilt every wall over a three year period returning this site to its former glory."
Shall we go down and take a closer look?
I can just imagine having tea parties in the summer house! Shall we go in for a spot?
Oooo... and look INSIDE the window - can you see the ferns growing on the ceiling? Very cool!
I'm sure the walls, ceiling, and floors were scrubbed clean on a regular basis in the 1800's, but I think it's neat to see how nature moves in. :)
Okay - let's check out the inside!
However, we can look out from the inside and imagine what it might have been like to rest in here during the summer. It was definitely MUCH cooler inside and with windows and a door set in the stone and closed, it would have been a perfect place to cool down in the heat.
Blessings on your Journey,