Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Walled Garden





One of my favorite spots at Maclay Gardens is the Walled Garden. The artwork in the second picture was obtained by Alfred Maclay during a trip to Italy and the artist is Andrea Della Robbia. That is creeping fig covering the walls. It's a lovely spot to just sit and enjoy yourself and nature. The walled garden is sometimes called the pansy garden because it is always planted with pansies in the winter, a tradition begun by the Maclays and is continued by park staff. I posted a picture of one of the pansies that was blooming and you can see it in my Floral Friday post from last week.

18 comments:

Tanya said...

I would like a walled garden like this!

Leif Hagen said...

Is that the front entryway at YOUR house, Lois? Wow - nice!

Jacob said...

It does indeed look like a place to rest one's weary bones. I love the lions guarding it!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweet Lois,
This Garden is superb, adorable portal and I loved that bench with a kind of angel.It's really a beautiful place and very inspiring!
Léia

Halcyon said...

Very pretty! It does look like a good place to stop and reflect.

Beth Niquette said...

How beautiful, Lois! If I lived near a place like that, I'd feel the same way about it.

Thank you for your stories and comments. You and I have a lot in common. I loved the story about your grandmother. I felt sad at the early loss of your Mother. ((hugs))

You are a strong lovely lady.

Tricia said...

What a nice place & what a nice memorial!

Small City Scenes said...

Very formal Englis garden looking. A wonderful place to visit. MB

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Oh whaaaa...how lovely! Makes me think of the Secret Garden! :)

Pam said...

That is a very peaceful scene, Lois. A nice place to sit and daydream...

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

That's a really nice garden The sort of place where you'd go if you were troubled and wanted peace.
Or just to sit and eat your lunch and read a book.
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√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Walled gardens can be very nice. This looks like it might be one of those.

J Bar said...

That's really beautiful.
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~Cheryl said...

This would indeed be a peaceful place to just sit and absorb! Creeping fig...pretty!

Don and Krise said...

It looks like the perfect escape. I wouldn't mind something like this in our garden.

Tash said...

How pretty. I thought the first shot would be a great book jacket photo for The Secret Garden book (well, maybe for the back once the garden has been discovered and opened up :)

Lisa Wilson said...

What a beautiful spot!

Clytie said...

Now that's one inviting entrance - who wouldn't want to walk right in and explore!