Saturday, April 14, 2007

Ephemera - Inverewe Gardens, Wester Ross

"After the barren magnificence of Wester Ross, the gardens of Inverewe come as a surprise to the traveller.

"They were founded in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie, owner of Inverewe estate. There was only rock and peat; soil for flower beds was carried in creels.

"Ninety years later, his daughter, Mrs. Mairi Sawyer, presented to the National Trust for Scotland, gardens which are a show place of the Highlands, where plants from all over the world fourish in the same latitude as Labrador.

"Adult 20p" [from the reverse]

Questions: Who designed the front of this really sweet bookmark? When does it date from?

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