Summer Gardens at Cloudehill

By Jeremy Francis, Owner and Creator of Cloudehill

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The Best Summer in the Garden?

Yet another 28.5 mms of rain on Thursday night, this following on from the 18mms of a few days earlier and the 68mms before New Year and all the previous rain. The result is the garden's as astonishing as I have ever seen it. Things dried out just enough late spring to do a little tidying up and planting and now, with the rain, even plants popped in as an  after-thought just days back are putting on a show.

Curiously, this is Cloudehill's Twenty fifth Year (we began work Easter Monday 1992) so the season is ideal for celebration! Apart from the Twilight Concerts (of next weekend and February) we have a rather full program of events for the next 12 months marking various anniversaries all dating back to that rather hectic year - 1992.

Final details for a weekend celebrating the summer are being put together for the beginning of March and, around Easter, we intend installing and dedicating an important piece of sculpture to mark that particular momentous occasion.

In the meantime we have Duck Duck Goose coming up - indeed just next weekend now. Tickets are still available and Try Booking makes them very easy to obtain.

See you in the garden, Jeremy Francis

EVERGREEN ENSEMBLE AT CLOUDEHILL GARDENS

Forming part of our Music of the Highlands and Islands Twilight Series, Evergreen Ensemble brings you 'Airs for the Seasons', a musical tour through a Scottish country garden. Shane Lestideau (violin), Rosy Hunt (cello), Jessica Foot (oboe and fiddle) and Simon Rickard (bassoon) bring you works from 18th century Scotland by James Oswald, each piece inspired by a flower or vegetable with commentary by Simon Rickard. Also pieces by Purcell, McGibbon and fiery Scottish jigs and reels.

Saturday 25th February 2017 at 6pm
Adults $30 Children (up to 16 years) $20

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