Title: Scottish gardens; being a representative selection of different types, old and new
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Maxwell, Herbert, Sir, 1845-1937 Wilson, Mary G.W., illus
Publisher: London : E. Arnold
Contributing Library: University of British Columbia Library
Digitizing Sponsor: University of British Columbia Library
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building veill planted, liauiugwerey beutiful orchards and gardens and in one of them aspatious Rome adorned with a chrystalin fontaue cutte all outof the living rocke. It belongs heretably to Johne Boll [Boyle]Laird thereof. The gardens remain, enriched with the dignitythat only centuries can confer; but the spatiousRome [? room] —where is it ? Miss Wilsons draw-ing shows a circular stone basin, wherein stands,not a fountain, but a wonderful sundial, wrought,apparently, by the same hand as one dated 1707which stands near the house. The surmise of thepresent Boll—to wit, David, seventh Earl ofGlasgow—is that when David, the first Earl, wasadding to the house and had the dated sundialerected there, he was so well pleased with it thathe had a second one made and substituted it forthe chrystalin fontane. Be that as it may, onehas no reason to complain of the result, so admirablydoes this old dial, stained and mellowed by the timewhich it was set there to measure, harmonise with 162
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* •« Ki I in !;i >. v ; KELBUIINE CASTLE the old-world borders, the paths of smooth swardand the ancient yews which seem to set time atdefiance. Nobody now notes the shadow of thegnomon, for every man carries a time-keeper in hispocket, and ladies, who have no pockets, binduntrustworthy watches on their wrists or pin themon their bosoms; but we are none of us the worseof the warning conveyed by this grey column in apleasure ground, which seems to echo the old Scotssaw— ^ak tent o time ere time be trnt. A charming example is Kelburne of Scots buildingof the sixteenth century, the original tower of JohneBoll standing clear, unimpaired, and unmutilatedby the first Earls addition. On the south-west frontof it is the old herb garth enclosed in high walls,now converted into a pleasaunce, with flower beds andshrubberies lying fair to the sun, with the broadwaters of the firth shimmering beyond. Shady alleysrun round the enclosure, not laid with crunchy gravelbut with greensward of
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