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Threave Gardens
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
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Threave Gardens is a wonderful garden in the grounds of an historic stately home, on the south western outskirts of Castle Douglas. A sudden shower meant we had to scramble for cover, but once the shower passed, the flowers were covered in lovely, sparkling raindrops.

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