We were invited by friends to go around the garden at Arbigland House near Dumfries.
The house was sold not too long ago and the new owner discovered a beautiful garden!
This is now in renovation, and was opened yesterday under the National Gardens Scheme, whereby the proceeds go to charity.
Arbigland House is where John Paul Jones' (of USA navy fame) father worked as a gardener.
We nearly turned back at Dumfries because of the rain...but it held off until after our visit...just!!