Today our garden club visited a beautiful 34 year old, 6 and a half acre garden in a neighboring town. It belongs to a local physician and his lovely wife. They graciously welcomed out members to stroll their lovely garden on this humid summer morning. This is the plantings welcoming you up the driveway.
As you draw closer to the home you are greeted with mixed annuals, perennials and evergreens.
I especially loved the color scheme in this area.
You can tell there was something blooming in these borders all of the gardneing season giving it wonderful interest for many months.
The first pathway led you to a shaded garden of hydrangeas and various shrubs.
There were lovely points of interest scattered everywhere you turned. I especially loved this fountain trio.
As you traveled on there was a more sunny area with loads of color and vast array of types of blooming plants.
Many areas were very tranquil and let to a feeling of peace, even the air seemed cooler.
The pathways of this garden were every changing, with so many inspiring ideas.
The pond in the Japanese garden was simply stunning.
Each level and corner brought new surprises.
Here are more of the lovely paths.
I especially loved this one with the pastel blooms.
We visited the garden in mid-July and many plants are showing stress. But this garden had so many lovely things, you would never guess we have had two weeks w/o rain and high 90 degree temperatures.
The paths lead around to the back of their home.
Which has beautiful borders and gracious curves.
Including a small rose garden with this beauty in bloom.
I am happy for the opportunity to have toured the garden today, many things are now popping into the "design book in my head." I did tour this garden about 10 years ago and am amazed how it has changed and grown… that is why I am calling this post…. An Inspiring Achievement.
The story is better told from an article that appeared in a local magazine…..
And more photos can be found here