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In 1974 Glenwhan, Tessa and Bill Knott's Wigtownshire garden with views of Luce Bay, the Isle of Man and the Mull of Galloway was just barren moorland.


GAP Photos/Ray Cox/Owner Tessa Knott

Feature No:   3339 

Qty of Images:    28 


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The couple, who bought the 103 acre site, described as suitable for forestry, 'unseen, over the telephone' began creating the garden while raising their children. Doing much of the work herself Tessa dug lochs and connecting water courses, laid the network of grass paths and planted the shelter belt of trees that forms the foundation of the scheme. Intended for year-round colour the proximity of the Gulf Stream allows rare and tender varieties of Acers, Betula including B albosinensis 'Hergest' and the endangered Chinese native Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Emerald Feathers'to flourish. The garden is open daily.



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