A Stroll Through Greenbank Garden | グリーンバンク花園 | Greenbank花園

Hmmm, seems I’ve been visiting a lot of parks and gardens lately ^^;

Greenbank Garden is apparently marked as another tourist spot in Glasgow but also a member of the National Trust for Scotland – One of the many places that are being run or preserved by the organisation and if you’re not a member of the club, you have to pay to get in.

As small as it may seem when they hand you a little guide, there’s quite a lot of detail to take in.

GlasgowのGreenbank Garden (グリーンバンク花園) です。入ったことないですが、グラスゴーの観光地の一つらしい。

這裏是格拉斯哥的Greenbank花園。我還未入過去但好像是格拉斯哥観光點之一。

Greenbank Garden

Walking further in to the gates of the actual walled garden, the first thing you come across is the sundial. I thought the sculpture itself was it but…

花園に入ったら最初見えるのはこの日時計ですね。

入到花園第一見到的東西是這個日規。

Is this the sundial?

Looking more closely I saw the numbers were marked on each of the square faces.

I arrived here around lunchtime at noon.

お昼の頃ぐらいだったかな、着いた時。

我到達時好像是大約中午。

The face is the sundial.

The garden itself was split into a number of sections, each section had plants from different seasons and the path you walk towards at the end is the Autumn Walk.

この花園は色んな部分に分けているらしい。まず、この道は「秋の道」という。

這個花園是分成幾區。首先有這個「秋天路」。

Walking towards the Autumn Walk.

Just so happens it’s autumn.

偶然に今は秋ですね。

剛剛現在也是秋天。

Autumn leaves.

I was pretty surprised to find some fresh green apples about… I guess they still grow in autumn?

Of course, never took one because I didn’t know if it was allowed or not ^^;

この頃まだ緑のりんご見えるなんて、ちょっと驚きました。秋でも育てるの?

這時候還可種蘋果?

Green apples.

This is the Summer Garden. It might be because summer was over but, not many people were around apart from a few elderly folk.

次は「夏の花園」。あまり人がいないな。若い人は花園に興味がないだろ。それなのに、僕がきた(笑)

「夏園」。没有太多人在這個花園。可能因為夏天己過了。

Summer Garden

Flowers

Think I caught this butterfly at Pollok Country Park. Anyone know what it’s called?

この蝶は見たことあるが… 名前は何だろう?

我看過這蝴蝶不過不知是叫什麼。

What butterfly is this?

Winter and Spring Garden. There are a lot of benches here if you want to have a quiet spot to sit around in…

もう少し歩き続けば「春と冬の花園」。たくさんのベンチがあるようですね。静かなところが好き人はここにいればいいかも。

之後是「春冬園」。有許多長凳給人坐。

Dark bench for the winter theme.

And a lamb to keep you company if you’re alone.

一人ならこの羊付き合えますよ(^^;

如果一個人在羊伴(^^;

Lamb

Where could this lead to…?

Reminds me of a video I saw on Youtube about the Ghibli Museum.

ここはどこへ続くだろう…? 何だかジブリの美術館思い出すな。

這裏通去邊? 令我想起日本Ghibli的美術館。

Shortcut?

Raised Beds and Glass House area.

「昇ってるベッドとグラスハウス」。和訳はちょっと間違ってるかも…

Raised Beds

Had a kind of marshy pond here. Now we just need some frogs for the lily pads!

沼地の池みたいですね。その百合葉に蛙もいると完璧!

還有青蛙就Perfect!

Where's the frogs?

I liked the rusty looking water pump. Reminds of Ghibli again… The pump Kusakabe sisters used at their new home in My Neighbour Totoro.

古いポンプですね。またジブリのこと思い出す。今回は「隣のトトロ」かな。

這水泵也令我想起Ghibli、「龍猫」。

Rusty water pump.

Another place you can sit around in peacefully although you’ll find the gardeners walking through here back and forth quite a lot.

また静かなところですが、園丁さん達が歩き回っているね。

這也可静静地坐但會工作人員出入。

Bench.

I think this one’s for sitting on too but, not very well cleaned unlike the others.

ここも座ってもいい?きれいじゃないけど。

Garden bench.

If you want some scent just pop into the glass house…

そして香りの一杯例のグラスハウス。

在玻璃屋可嗅到陣陣的花香。

Glass House

The Trials Area.

Not much to see at this time of year but imagine the trees in the background were cherry blossoms or even just the one with the red autumn leaves was. Would be a quite a scene like in 5cm.

「試練の場」。桜が一杯なったらいい景色になるかもね。

「試練場」。如有日本櫻花我看會很漂亮。

Trials Area

The Parterre.

Parterre

Quite like the layout here and reminds me very much of the little “maze” at Pollok Country Park. I think the other has a better scale, though.

いいレイアウト。

No maze here.

And opposite the sunny bench is another in the shade with two lions guarding it.

日差しの向こうにはまたベンチで、獅子もいるね。

Guarded bench.

Benches of all colours and styles.

いろんなベンチがあるな~

這花園真有許多不同的長凳。

Another bench.

Entering the Bergenia Collection. This looks familiar…

これは何だか見たことような気がする…

似曾相識…

This is...

Thought they cut a big “Snorlax” Pokemon from the hedges! I’d be more happy if it was the robot from Laputa to be honest ^^;

ポケモン?

是Pokemon?

It's a... cat?

But this one’s definitely a snail.

これはやはり蝸牛だろ。

這一定是蝸牛。

Snail.

The bench for this area of the garden.

もう一つの記念ベンチ。

再多張記念長凳。

Bench and fountain.

Bees hard at work. If I didn’t watch Beast Player Erin I never would have known that honey was produced from these bees carrying pollen back to their hive and spitting it out of their mouths…

蜂頑張ってるね。「獣の奏者エリン」みなかったら蜜が彼らの口で運ぶことが知っていないだろ…

如沒看「兽的演奏者 艾琳」、我不會知蜜蜂是用口運帶蜜糖以後吐出…

Busy bees.

Then it’s onto the fountain. You could hear it the moment you step into the garden and I thought I would leave it to last since they’re usually the best part. In this case, it was too big to capture in a single shot with a 18mm wide angle lens.

It looks like it’s a nude figure dubbed “Foam” with a small pond around it carved with the letters of a compass. Again, just like the Doulton Fountain in Glasgow Green, this was moved from another park namely Bellahouston Park and is a creation of British sculptor Charles d’Orville Pilkington Jackson.

噴水。花園入ったらすぐに聞こえるよ。このところは広くて18mmの広角レンズでも撮れないな。

中間にはある妖怪さんらしいだけど、どれなのか分からない(^^;

這裏的噴水池。一入花園就聽到着。因為池很大18mm的廣角鏡也不拍到。

Foam Fountain

Not quite sure what to make of it… To me, it kind of resembles a female demon but the pose is pretty elegant. At least it’s not one of those baby statues ^^;

And if you don’t mind gazing at it all day, there’s benches around the pond north, south, east and west for you to sit around.

ポーズは結構美しいですね。

象的姿勢幾漂亮。

Foam Fountain

That’s the little tour over.

これで中のツアーは終わり~

是時候出返去。

Time to leave.

Can’t actually go inside this house although the outside still looks pretty good.

この家は入れるかどうか分からないけど、外はいい形しているよね。

不知可不可入去但外表幾好。

House

Think of how long it would take if the garden we just had a look at was all yours… Of course, you would probably have professional gardeners looking after it if you were

こんな広い花園があったら面倒は一人でどれぐらいの時間が掛けるだろう…

這什大的花園一定要許多時間拾理。

House.

Back outside to the entrance where you can grab something to eat inside or outside.

入り口では食べ物や植物が売っています。

在入口可吃茶點或買植物。

Entrance

Then you can wander outside the wall to see more of the unattended greenery.

花園の周りでもお散歩できますよ。

還可在花園墻外散歩。

Wall of leaves.

Those aren’t flowers on the tree to the left. They’re berries – lots of them.

左の白いものは花みたいですね。実は花じゃなくて果実です。

Outside the wall.

You’ll see lots of little birds pecking away at them.

たくさんの鳥が食べるよ。

Berries for the birds.

I wonder if they use these for the fire in winter time…

これは冬のためだろう…

這些柴是冬天用的?

Logs

Wonder what these things are.

なんだろう、これら?

不知這是什麼。

Monuments?

Not sure if you can go back inside through here if you change your mind about the walk.

もう一つの入り口?

Is it locked?

Stream you probably wouldn’t want to drink out of.

小さな川。飲めないだろね(^^;

Stream.

Greenbank’s entrance was a little more difficult to locate when I arrived.

入り口はなかなk見つけにくいでした。

入口都幾難找到。

Entrance

The long path leading in looks like it’s for cars only.

この長い道は車だけ。だて、帰りましょう。

只有一条長路給車両行。

Path leading in.

Mooooo.

ほほ、牛だ!

Cows about.

And pass the gates.

門を通って。

Gates.

Don’t bother following these brown signs because they point to a very busy road with no pavement to walk in from. Instead, just get off the 44A bus here where the abandoned white house is and follow the path in.

この花園へ行きたければこの白家屋を覚えておいた方がいいでしょう。バスでは44Aでたどり着けます。いい花園でした(^^)

如想到這裏要坐44A。花園真是幾漂亮的(^^)

Road signs.

Quite a nice place if you want some peace and quiet – Less people than at Pollok Country Park where all the benches and tables are almost all taken. In terms of creativity, this garden wins I think.

5 thoughts on “A Stroll Through Greenbank Garden | グリーンバンク花園 | Greenbank花園

  1. Maaya

    I think the butterfly might be a monarch butterfly, but it looks a little different than what I’m used to seeing in Ontario.. so maybe it might not be one o_O;; The statue looks more like a nymph to me than a demon. She’s playful and surrounded by greenery after all. Now if you had a stag with a reed next to her, that’d be a demon for certain. Ever heard of the myth of how a nymph had turned herself into reeds to get away from Bacchus? Bacchus ends up breaking all the reeds in the area, and when he found the one that was her, he hacked her to pieces and fashioned her into a flute. Thus the imagery….

    I think that might not be snorlax, and might be Totoro!! =x

    greenbank35b is really pretty, if you hadn’t pointed out the fact those things weren’t flowers I would have assumed they were.

    The cows look really random! and the sheep statue is cute, I wonder if it was ever painted at any point..

    Looks like you had a lot of fun =) I hope winter doesn’t ravage the garden of it’s autumn beauty!

    Reply
  2. Kaye

    Hello there, I stumbled across your page while looking for pictures of this garden, a favourite of mine which I have volunteered at for many years!!! I can confirm for you that the ‘Snorlax’ is infact the owl from the nursery rhyme ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ although it does look rather alot like a rabbit eating a carrot to me… Also, the house is open to the public every Sunday if you would like a look inside, not alot to see as the house is now used as National Trust offices, but the small ground floor with Georgian library and dining room are on show. Also, those logs are indeed used as firewood for the fireplace in the library :)
    Very beautiful photos!

    Reply
  3. Pamela

    Greenbank garden is a beautiful place right on my doorstep and i’ve visited it many times over the thirty years I have lived here. I used to enjoy also walking with my dog/children on the path leading through the estate from flenders road- until today when an officious lady informed my friend and i that we were trespassing on National Trust Property and would have to pay to walk on the path. We had two children and a dog with us so couldn’t visit the walled garden anyway and I had always thought that the path was a public right of way. It’s rather put me off visiting the garden now :(

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Captcha
Please answer the following question to show that you are human:
1 + 1 =