Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Glorious Garden

Today we're going on a tour of an enchanted garden.
It belongs to a long time friend of ours, who wishes to remain modestly anonymous....

We have been the lucky recipients of her legendary hospitality over the years 
and have been delighted to watch her gardens and grounds become more and more wonderful.

She is creative and resourceful and tireless and generous with her garden.
This garden has been featured on many garden walks 
and they have hosted lots of fundraisers and enchanted evenings.

Come take a peek!

A gorgeous terraced hillside
presided over by this trellised arch way.

With a waterfall

And a pond at the base.

And nearby, a Potting Shed.

Probably the prettiest potting shed ever!

Here's a detail from the stone work at the base of the shed.  
This was salvaged from a broken statue and worked into the stone in such a charming way.
So resourceful!

And the path leading to the shed....

The path is made of corks, collected by friends 
and sliced in half by her Dad, 
so they don't roll when you walk on them.  

A great project for both of them, and again, so resourceful!

Flowers everywhere....

And charming garden art too...
Love this serenely placed blue gazing ball!

And the shards of pottery surrounding this bird bath...

There are fish in the pond

And frogs sunning themselves on rocks

And lily pads and flowers 

Everywhere you look, there is something whimsical and wonderful.

Check out these granite stepping stones!
They're made from the sink cut-out sections of granite countertops
and would otherwise be wasted.  

Love the logs used to create an edge to the woodland path.

More creative resourcefulness.

There's a swimming pool, too!

So tranquil.

To get there, you pass by another pond and a trellised patio.

and more flowers 

and a screened room for tea parties....

A gorgeous centerpiece from the garden's bounty.

Did I mention her legendary hospitality???

Just * Ahhhh......

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