Glentulchan gardener

The pathway leading up to the Glentulchan Gardener’s House reminds me of one of the paths leading up to Little Sparta.

It would seem that  Dovecot from Glentulchan was converted, at some stage before 1851, into a house for the Head Gardener. In 1851 the Head Gardener for Graeme Reid Mercer of Glentulchan was Alexander Johnstone:


The avenue leading to the family burial ground  of the Mercer family has now gone but the gate-piers, surmounted by Storks (with serpents in mouth) remain impressive. On the back of the piers the history and emblems of the Mercer family are inscribed along with Graeme Reid Mercer’s antiquarian poem.

The North and South Inches:

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