Are you ready for a tour of an amazing garden?? From the street this New England colonial farmhouse ( the original house was built in 1770) has a beautiful boxwood lined small front yard with show-stopping landscaping, but a passerby would never guess what’s behind the house! Come on a secret garden tour with me…
SECRET GARDEN TOUR
A clematis covered archway leads down a brick pathway to the front door.
Wandering down the driveway leads you into acres of gardens that have been culitvated over the years…it’s like you’ve just entered a private botanical garden!
There’s even a small apple orchard in the middle surrounded by a variey of conifers.
The pathway leading through the garden is lined with interesting pieces including marble statues and antique tractor wheels..
When I was touring this garden the rhododendrons were in full bloom. They were enourmous and spectacular!
All I could think about was how this would be the perfect spot for an epic game of hide and seek if you were a kid!
The end of the rhododendron pathway led to a covered antique archway.
A mature white climbing hydrangea made it’s home on the thick columns.
The well-manicured perennial bed with blooming bearded irises and clumps of daylilies forming their buds played second fiddle the stunning antique garden armillary sphere.
Did you think there was going to be some piddley ‘ole water feature in a garden this spectacular??… A handmade stone waterfall spread the peaceful sound of the water throughout this section of the yard.
I would sit on this bench that overlooks the gardens all day long if I could! It’s the perfect spot to watch the birds and admire the garden.
Out of all the flowers that I saw I think that this pink David Austin shrub rose was one of my 2 top favorites!
I believe it’s the ‘Eustacia Vye’ variety. The soft, ruffled petals had a soft pink almost peachy hue that glowed as the sun went down while I was strolling the garden.
All the Knockout roses were in full bloom too.
Knockout roses are a perfect choice for new gardeners. They are incredibly easy to grow and aren’t fussy!
A Tamukeyama Japanese Maple was the perfect backdrop for this unusual yellow peony.
I think this was my favorite flower in the garden…and I’m not usually a yellow flower person.
The path leading out of the garden reminded me of a scene from a Monet painting.
Are you familiar with Calycanthus? Look at this Aphrodite Sweetshrub Calycanthus…it was about 8 feet high and covered with these colorful flowers that had a sweet fragrance.
The sun was setting behind the Calycanthus as I was passing by.
Wasn’t that an amazing garden…I mean, can you believe that this is a home garden???!!! I don’t think I would EVER leave my yard in the Summer!
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get to know me
here are a few fun facts…
- I’ve lived in New England my entire life! Which is good because the beach is my favorite place to be…even in the winter I love to go breath in the salt air!
- I am an EARLY BIRD!!! I rarely sleep past 4…it’s my favorite time of day and those wee hours are my most productive. (plus, I LOVE coffee!!)
- I recently checked off a big bucket list item…going to visit Waco and everything Magnolia!! I had the best time with the best group of ladies!!
- I am a total Hallmark Christmas movie nut!! Seriously, I know, I know, they are a little sappy but they make me happy!!