Friday, July 15, 2016

A Romantic Garden In All Its Glory

  Recently, I took a trip to France to visit this exquisite garden--without getting on a plane!
My friend's garden is so romantic and glorious that I seriously felt I was somewhere in France.

Let me take you on a tour, beginning with a stroll through this gravel path allee which takes us to the backyard.

But wait...just to the left of the path is this secret fountain.
One of many surprises in this garden.

The back yard has a lovely pool and spa.
Boxwood is everywhere, both planted and in urns, lending a formal feel.

At the rear of the yard is a darling guest house with a secret garden room and potting shed to the left, through the cypresses.

Inside the circular secret room is a lovely fountain.
One could just sit here and enjoy the solitude.

 The patio with the guesthouse in the distance.

The back of the house.  I believe it is French Normandy style. 

Here is a view of the garden from the upper balcony.

The front of the house is almost hidden with all the trees leafed out.
The turret stands out though.

A closer look at the entrance to the house with the Boston Ivy covered turret.
There are hydrangeas, roses and crepe myrtle trees all in various shades of pink.

Since moving to the City, I have missed having a garden to putter in, to just sit and watch the birds and enjoy the solitude.
That's why I jumped at the chance to photograph my friend's garden.
I truly felt such a sense of calm here and that I had indeed had a little visit to France!

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Cyndy said...

How utterly beautiful! I hope you got some pictures of the interior of the little guest house to share with us!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful garden, Delores! Thanks so much for sharing!

Pete and Lauren Virtue said...

Exquisite! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place with us!

sheilaa131 said...

So lovely-a beautiful oasis.

Sarah said...

Yes, this is like taking a trip to France. Oh, to live in this lovely home among the lovely gardens must make the owner's heart sing every day. I like the simplicity of this garden with the boxwood and lush greens all around. It's very soothing. Thank you for taking us along. Adding some of these images to my garden Pinterest board.

Kathysue said...

Perfection from every angle and curve, truly a very well thought out yard. I can only imagine how beautiful it was in person.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a joy to visit such a beautiful home and the gardens. I would've jumped at visiting there too!

Anonymous said...

Very special! It exudes calm, but there is a lot of hard work that has gone into making that such a serene spot! So beautiful!!!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for taking us along too!!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous. Garden's like this take years to foster and the efforts are displayed here in the outcome. I so want a 'faces of four seasons' fountain like the one in this garden - so lovely.

Amy Chalmers said...

Wow this is so inspiring!! I love the style of her home and her gardens, and how nice it is of you to share.

liparifam said...

Enchanting! I'm green with envy. My house is on the market, and I'm renting a townhome with a small courtyard for a year while I decide where to buy; it will be interesting to see how I do without a real yard - I love a yard so much!

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