The second day of our recent trip to Dumfries and Galloway, we visited Threave Gardens and Nature Reserve. We started our visit with a cup of tea and piece of cake at the outdoor cafe that gives wonderful views over the surrounding countryside (with the occasional red kite flying in the distance!).
The autumnal colours were beautiful
and we were delighted to get great views of two red squirrels at the feeders in the wild woodland area
the gentians are beautifully in bloom
and the decorative water features are as lovely as ever
and it's always worth keeping an eye out for unexpected artworks like these poppy seed heads
Close to Threave Gardens is the nature reserve, which is lovely for a walk too with its riverside walk and views of Threave Castle (which is out of bounds at the moment due to COVID_19).
Of course it's a great time of year fur fungi and they're everywhere!