Head Gardener's House

Situated next to the marble dairy featured in a previous post is the Head Gardener’s House.

Beside the dairy is the ornate Scottish seventeenth-century style Head-Gardener’s House of 1897, directly inspired by Argyll’s Lodging in Stirling, and surrounded by its neat garden behind a fine wrought-iron gate. The high status of the head-gardener in the estate hierarchy is obvious from such a residence, including even a decorative dolphin fountain and sundial.

Head Gardener's Garden

18 Comments CherryPie on Jan 25th 2017

18 Responses to “Head Gardener’s House – Manderston”

  1. Looks like a lot work to keep up. Wow!!!
    Coffee is on

  2. The Yum List says:

    It’s only fitting that the head gardener should have a flower lined walkway. ;-)

  3. Mark in Mayenne says:

    Now that’s a rather fine house. Just right for me

  4. rusty duck says:

    I love that architectural style. I have a friend who built one new and you’d be hard pressed to tell it wasn’t 400 years old.

  5. Amfortas says:

    Did you get to look inside, Cherie? It looks a very comfortable place from the outside.

    I suspect that the head gardener did not have far to go to work :)

    • CherryPie says:

      Unfortunately no I didn’t get to see inside, it is strictly private. I took the photograph from outside the gate that opens on to the path.

      The head gardener only has to walk around the corner to the formal gardens :-)

  6. james higham says:

    I want it, I want it, I want to live there.

  7. Alan says:

    Now just the sort of house that appeals to me; I like the rounded part of it especially. I don’t want t fiddle around in the garden, though.

  8. What a beautiful house – oh to be a Head Gardener :)