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!