Antiquated glasshouses discovered

The foundations of some ancient glasshouses have been discovered in the Scottish borders.

A contributor to local resource the Southern Reporter explains that they were walking in woodland around Mansfield Park near Hawick when they came across the foundations of the glass structures.

"Inside what must have been a walled garden, I could just recognise the foundations of ancient glasshouses with their heating pipes still in place and a small ruined cottage, which would probably once have been occupied by the gardener," the reporter explains.

Following the discovery, the contributor carried out some research and believes that the glasshouses could have been part of an estate called Bucklands House and welcomes any information on the site.

Meanwhile, local resource the Evening Gazette reported in recent weeks that noted botanist David Bellamy re-opened Preston Hall Museums Victorian Winter Garden glasshouse after the completion of a restoration project of the grade two listed building in Teesside.