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Identifier: scottishgarden00maxw
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
Subjects: Gardens
Publisher: London : E. Arnold
Contributing Library: University of British Columbia Library
Digitizing Sponsor: University of British Columbia Library


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RAVELLERS to Ireland by Stranraerand Larne begin to collect their minormovables when the express rattles overthe lofty viaduct at Glenluce. Nearthis point the line leaves the moorlandthrough which it runs almost continuously for fortymiles westward of Castle Douglas, and entersupon a flat cultivated tract. Glimpses of the sea,which at no distant geological period covered thisplain, may be had on either hand ; Loch Ryanforming the northern, as Luce Bay the southern,horizon. At the narrowest part of the isthmus betweenthese seas a liberal space has been devoted tolandscape gardening on a heroic scale. On theright of the railway, three or four miles east ofStranraer, the traveller may view the ampledemesne, or (to use the native phrase) the policies of Castle Kennedy ; and, if he is master of his owntime, will do well to devote a morning to closerinspection thereof. 74

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CAS ILK KKNNKnV. CASTLE KENNEDY If there is a prevailing blemish in British parkscenery, it is a tendency to sameness. That hasbeen avoided at Castle Kennedy by a peculiartreatment of natural features, in themselves thereverse of imposing, such as I have not seen at-tempted on a similar scale elsewhere. Here, onthe isthmus between two seas, lie two ample sheetsof fresh water, the Black and the White Lochsof Inch ; and the inner isthmus between theselakes has been wrought into a strange complexityof terraces and grassy slopes. The ruins of CastleKennedy, a good example of the domestic archi-tecture of the seventeenth century, destroyed byfire in 1715, stand on a green plateau at one endof this isthmus. At the other end, best part of amile distant, is the modern mansion of Lochinch,residence of the Earl of Stair, a spacious specimenof that style which was developed under Frenchinfluence in the sixteenth century ; when countryhouses, ceasing to be purely defensive, assumedmore hospitable


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