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StonesamongtheflowersSculptures and plantsmake a powerful combination, as twobeautiful Trust gardens illustrate, writes Iain GaleThe idea of a sculpture garden is hardlynew. Sculptures and statues have beenused to decorate gardens and landscapessince the Renaissance. In the Trust'sproperties there are several notableexamples, famously those at Newhailes,Broughton and Culzean. With the introduction of such a gardento Threave, however, the Trust hasinitiated an idea which, if taken up andnurtured, would have the capability ofadding another dimension to some of thenation's finest gardens.Threave came to the Trust in 1948through the then owner Major AlanGordon, who continued to live thereuntil his death in 1957. Such was thescale of the 60-acre garden that in 1960 adecision was taken to establish a schoolPhotography:Mike Bolam53?