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Maggi Young

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Re: Forfar Botanists Garden
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2016, 06:09:47 PM »
 I have lifted Ian's posts from the Facebook  page of the Forfar Botanists' Garden to share here.
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Re: Forfar Botanists Garden
« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2016, 03:51:24 PM »
I recently had the pleasure to be the guest of Ann and Ian Christie. Whilst there Ian took me to see the Forfar Botanists' Garden. Even this late in the season it looked wonderful and there was plenty of interest. What a great piece of work and resource for the town. Here are just a few snaps with general impressions etc.
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Re: Forfar Botanists Garden
« Reply #62 on: December 01, 2016, 03:53:23 PM »
A beautiful mat of Celmisia longifolia
A few brave flowers still out on the Gentiana
Leaves still hanging on some of the trees despite the cool weather, here frosting the Thymus
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Re: Forfar Botanists Garden
« Reply #63 on: December 01, 2016, 07:41:02 PM »
Great, i would like to have the same wall in my garden  :D
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Re: Forfar Botanists Garden
« Reply #64 on: December 01, 2016, 11:35:06 PM »
Thanks, Matt,
nice pics - I'm intrigued by the niches with the stone "football" sculptures  and the names beneath them - are these memorials of some sort? Are they the names of sponsors or botanists?
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Re: Forfar Botanists Garden
« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2016, 11:48:34 PM »

Botanists I think Fermi. I recognise D.Don.

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Re: Forfar Botanists Garden
« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2016, 11:55:49 PM »
The stones commemorate botanists from the Forfar area, some of Caledonia's hardy sons.
One of the names featured -James Drummond settled in Western Australia.
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Re: Forfar Botanists Garden
« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2017, 07:27:45 PM »
From Ian Christie -  Another quick tidy up today VERY special plant sale at the Garden on Sat. 27th  please support our efforts to raise some money for the garden cheers.











Sale 2pm

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« Last Edit: May 26, 2017, 12:00:34 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Forfar Botanists Garden
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2017, 07:58:36 PM »
Looking good.
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Re: Forfar Botanists Garden
« Reply #69 on: May 26, 2017, 09:24:44 AM »
It is looking very good, we were most impressed when Ian took us to see it two weeks ago.  The pictures don't really do it justice - go and have a look if you can :)
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