Travel Theme: Gardens

When this theme came up I was excited to go through my garden pictures and decide which to use. Once I actually began to look I was disappointed in the number I have. With spring on the horizon I think I will make an appointment to visit some gardens. There are plenty in the area (not o mention those of friends).

This first one is from Montpelier Mansion, the former home of US President James Madison.

Best of Montpelier(w)# (4)

This next picture is from Blandy Experimental Farm a research facility of the University of Virginia and the State Arboretum. This is a mere 40 minutes from me and I go when I have the chance.

Blandy Farm(w)# (2)

Pictured below is the slight garden outside the The Dumbarton House in Washington DC.

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A few years ago we went to Gunston Hall, an 18th-century Georgian mansion near the Potomac River in Mason Neck, Virginia. The house was the home of the United States Founding Father George Mason. We were there in the fall and were impressed with the Boxwood Allée pictured here.

Gunston Hall(w)

In the late spring last year we went to Morven Park an estate that was once the home to Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis and his wife, Marguerite. This mansion/museums/gardens is less than an hour drive from my home. I really enjoyed the house tour here that was brought to life by our knowledgeable guide.

Morven Park(w)

And last but certainly not least is one of my many pictures from nearby Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (you can see more of my pictures of this beautiful place by clicking here.)

MSV(w)# (1)

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