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Re: Belleisle park Ayr Rock garden
« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2016, 07:05:48 AM »
A sunny day on Friday, so time to take some pictures.  The wooden palisade fence has been removed and their is open access for the public.

I took the pictures randomly so there is no theme.
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Re: Belleisle park Ayr Rock garden
« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2016, 07:07:30 AM »
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Re: Belleisle park Ayr Rock garden
« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2016, 07:08:36 AM »
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Re: Belleisle park Ayr Rock garden
« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2016, 07:11:46 AM »
The final lot.
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Re: Belleisle park Ayr Rock garden
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2016, 09:30:19 AM »
Thanks for these Tom, breath-taking. Ian Christie and all the other Club members who were involved in this project surely can't be thanked enough for what they have done for rock gardening and 'alpine' plants.
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Re: Belleisle park Ayr Rock garden
« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2016, 10:20:26 AM »
If all goes well the garden should fill out in about 5 years.  There were many visitors walking round and remarking favourably on the layout and planting.  From my point of view, it is wonderful that the whole park is being revamped - especially the glasshouse.  We used it frequently in winter when you could shelter from the rain sitting among the camellia, and semi exotic plants.  The display would be changed seasonally.  It was especially nice in February when the display of Spring flowers, Narcissus, Hyacinths, Tulips gave off a lovely scent when our own garden was still dormant.

The work that has gone into the Rock garden is mind boggling.. it seems to be the contents of a quarry.  The weight of the stones is impressive.  I'll have to buy a JCB if I wish to emulate it !
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Re: Belleisle park Ayr Rock garden
« Reply #52 on: May 19, 2017, 05:23:46 PM »
One year later from the last post.  Things moving on gradually.
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Re: Belleisle park Ayr Rock garden
« Reply #53 on: May 19, 2017, 05:26:03 PM »
The problem with rock gardens is that it takes a long time for it to fill out, so 10 years should do it for here.
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