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.