Thursday, October 7, 2010


I was supposed to post these last week, but things got in the way. I find once summer is over, time speeds up so fast that Christmas is here before we know it. So, here are my favourite pics of Longwood Garden, PA. It was built by Pierre Dupont and is still overseen by the family. The grounds are spectacular and it is certainly worth taking a day to visit. They change the garden by season - I'd love to see it at Christmastime. So, grap a cuppa and get ready for a stroll through the gardens. Hope you enjoy it. o)

View as you enter the gardens

I loved the tree lined walkways.
The architechture was fabulous.

Another tree lined passageway.

The main Conservatory

More lovely architecture.
A lovely old turret.
This was all marble!!
A section of the special children's garden.

Another great walk.

The pumpkin patch with ghost gourds.

An Admiral butterfly just waiting to have his picture taken.
Very different apple trees.
Lots of hidden fruit.
A beautiful pergola covering another walk.

A walkway inside the main Conservatory.

We had to take a picture of this beautiful flower.

The largest lilypads I have ever seen.

A gorgeous orchid from the Orchid room in the Conservatory.

Another lovely orchid with some ivy.
One of the Conservatory walls.
Incredible lily lined walk, inside the Conservatory.

Beautiful plants everywhere we looked.

The opposite Conservatory wall.

A view of the grounds and fountains from atop the Conservatory.

Pierre Dupont's house.
Inside Pierre Dupont's personal Conservatory!

One of three treehouses in the gardens, all from reclaimed lumber - the floor in this one was from a demolished factory in down town Toronto! :o)


Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

OH that is stunning !!! You see the nicest places! Beautiful photos!

Brenda said...

It is a beautiful spot and they change the garden seasonally. I want to see it at Christmas - the photos I've seen are stunning :o)