Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Glenkiln Reservoir & Threave Gardens

Glenkiln Reservoir near Shawhead, Dumfries. The weather was a bit unsettled, but created some great atmospheric clouds. Around this reservoir there are several bronze sculptures by Henry Moore and others, the route is not marked and some of them require considerable hiking to reach them.
Above is a statue of John the Baptist by Rodin.

The King and Queen by Henry Moore was inspired by the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

After visiting the sculptures we moved on to Threave Gardens in Castle Douglas. This is a beautiful garden where the National Trust for Scotland train their gardeners.

These beautiful plants were in the green house at Threave.

This is Threave House, it wasn't open on a Monday, so we didn't see around it.


  1. Great pics Janice. Looks like you're having a fab time playing tourist in your own backyard!

  2. You're right - those clouds are definitely atmospheric! All looks lovely Janice, glad you're off to a good start with your tourist activity!

  3. Fab photos Janice! Glad to see you're having a good break with your friends.


  4. Lovely pics Janice. I remember visiting Threve when we were up there when I was sweet 16. Those statues are amazing....can I assume they are larger than life size??? X

  5. The queen has lost some weight hasn't she. LOL

    Glad you are enjoying yourselves.

    Traceyr x



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