• Field Trip ~ Longwood Gardens in early September

    Posted on September 12, 2013 by in Things that inspire me in the garden
    tropical day-blooming water lily "Avitor Pring"

    tropical day-blooming water lily “Avitor Pring”

     

    Early September and a house guest who has never experienced Longwood Gardens – a perfect prescription for a field trip. Only twenty minutes from our home, Longwood Gardens is a favorite destination of mine to share with visitors. So off we went after lunch to see part of the gardens. These pictures are from the Flower Garden Walk, Italian Water Gardens, and the Conservatory. We were lucky enough to be able to go in person, but you can take a virtual tour of Longwood Gardens at http://longwoodgardens.org/gardens/view-all-gardens too!

    stone turtles

    stone turtles

    tropical day-flowering water lily "Albert Greenberg"

    tropical day-flowering water lily “Albert Greenberg”

    plumbago

    plumbago

    conservatory fountain

    conservatory fountain

    Kousa dogwood fruits

    Kousa dogwood fruits

    autumn leaves

    autumn leaves

    canna

    canna  “Orange Punch”

    Italian fountain garden

    Italian fountain garden

    gerber daisies

    gerber daisies “Klondike”

     

     

    dahlia

    dahlia

     

    Terri Jay

    Terri Jay (my guest!)

    Barb Rosen (Me!)

    Barb Rosen (Me!)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    dahlia

    dahlia

    garden walk

    garden walk

    centratherum

    centratherum ~ Brazilian Button Flower

    garden walk

    gomphrena “Fireworks”

    datura

    datura “Purple Ruffles”

    yellow dahlia

    yellow dahlia

4 Responses so far.

  1. What a beautiful formal garden, some of the blooms you photographed are stunning. The Italian water garden is amazing. Thanks I think your friend, Terri Jay is a lucky person to go with you on this side trip while visiting. Thanks for sharing.

    • Barb says:

      Thanks for stopping by and touring part of Longwood Gardens with me! This is a trip we take many of our guests on since we are fortunate to be only twenty minutes from this famous garden!
      Happy Gardening!
      Barb

  2. Terri Jay says:

    I was indeed a very lucky guest to have been taken to this beautiful garden. I was a bit overwhelmed by all there was to see, so it is definitely on my list of places to revisit. Thank you Barb for showing me this beautiful, tranquil garden to begin with.

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