Alexander Marr

Alexander Marr  (1833-1916) was a Head Gardener for Bannockburn House. In 1867, his wife Margaret gave birth to their first child: Peter Alexander Marr was born in Ashmillburn Cottage, a … Continue reading Alexander Marr

A newly planted orchard

Yesterday, with several other volunteers, I was back helping Kate, the Head Gardener for Bannockburn House Trust.  I feel fortunate to be a wee part of this wonderful community endeavour … Continue reading A newly planted orchard

Volunteer gardener

I feel most fortunate to be a volunteer gardener for Bannockburn House Trust. The purchase of Bannockburn House was the biggest community buy out of its kind in the UK … Continue reading Volunteer gardener

A new generation of gardeners

There was a lovely account of Mertoun House Gardens given in the Scotland on Sunday, 14th March 2021. Here are a few extracts: In the Ordnance Survey book of 1859,  … Continue reading A new generation of gardeners