ROYAL MILE – HIDDEN GARDEN TOUR

ROYAL MILE – HIDDEN GARDEN TOUR

I am familiar with the Royal Mile, having grown up in the Edinburgh environs. However I have to admit I know little of the history of the area or anything about the existence of any gardens. Whilst planning our Edinburgh Festival visit, my Mother came across the ‘Secret Gardens of the Royal Mile Tour’ by Greenyonder Tours, so we decided check it out.

SIZZLING SISSINGHURST

SIZZLING SISSINGHURST

Vita wrote of Sissinghurst: ‘The heavy golden sunshine enriched the old brick with a kind of patina, and made the tower cast a long shadow across the grass, like the finger of a gigantic sundial veering slowly with the sun. Everything was hushed and drowsy and silent but for the coo of the white pigeons.’

ALHAMBRA, GENERAL LIFE GARDENS

ALHAMBRA, GENERAL LIFE GARDENS

I have been to the Alhambra in Granada, Spain however I thought the General Life Gardens, was some area sponsored by an insurance company so we didn’t go. I know I’m a plonker! However my friend and travel writer extraordinaire Claire Foot did go and she kindly offered to do this guest blog. Hopefully this will spark your holiday day dreams…….