Saturday, March 7, 2009

Kircudbright – The Green Gate

Kircudbright has been called the "Barbizon" of Scotland. Certainly many artists have lived there. The Green Gate is now the residence of E.A.Taylor and his wife Jessie M King. A colony of artists is to be found in the close beside their house. The Green Gate was the property of William Gordovne of Cambellton who sold it in 1761. In 1795, William McWwhinnie, a merchant in Leghorn purchased it & planted a circle of Espalier apple trees at the foot of his garden. This circle still exists–a tribute to his love of beauty and perhaps a memory of that Italian garden in the Risoli at Leghorn

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