• Springtime in Goodstay Gardens

    Posted on May 25, 2013 by in Things that inspire me in the garden

     

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    On a recent balmy spring evening, the Arden Garden Gild visited the grounds of the Goodstay Gardens on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware. At the height of its spring bloom, the collection of six enclosed gardens was a sight to behold. Breathtaking peonies planted in long flowerbeds filled the air with a lovely scent. Roses, iris, columbines, rhododendrons and many other lovely blooms filled the garden with color, accompanied by bird song as dusk approached.

    Dating back to the late 1600’s, this colonial garden has undergone several restorations and improvements: in the 1920’s by Ellen Coleman duPont Meeds and Robert Wheelwright and, for the past twenty years, by the Friends of Goodstay Gardens group.

    Goodstay Gardens is an oasis in the city, a trip to the country through a stone gate entry. Here is a  small sampling of the beauty contained within. I hope it inspires a trip of your own to discover this garden gem.

    See a wonderful article by Moira Sheridan on Goodstay Gardens at http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130509/LIFE0402/305090014/Friends-Goodstay-Garden-Wilmington-celebrate-20th-anniversary

    Face Book site for The Friends of Goodstay Gardens https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfGoodstayGardens?fref=ts (with many more pictures)

     

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4 Responses so far.

  1. Lovely visit! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Moira Sheridan says:

    Barb- thanks for the shout out. Pictures are stunning! People should get out there this weekend to catch the final show of peonies & irises. Amazing!!

    • Barb says:

      My pleasure, Moira! The garden is such a serene spot, very reminiscent of some of the colonial Williamsburg gardens, and right here in Wilmington.

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