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Friday, June 15, 2018

Evening in the garden at Agecroft.

Last of my pictures taken at Agecroft Hall.
One of my favorites to stop and ponder is the courtyard. 
The balcony with the flowers over flowing.  Gorgeous!


Linden walk












A walk back to the knot garden.

See the peas growing up the trellis just right behind the gate at the pillar?


You can see the knot garden made up of herbs through the gate door.






Among the flowers were vegetables growing

Citrus
Squash





onto rear of home's raised terrace



Overlooking the maze from the terrace


Couldn't resist snapping the tree with this beautiful bark.


So many garden rooms and terraces with statues and urns.



Datura or what our Mom used to call Gabrielle's Trumpet
I know they are poisonous if ingested but I grew up around these plants, picked the large flowers. Never ate one or even thought about doing so.  Many plants we grow in our gardens are poisonous.


Lower terrace with fountain





Espaliered tree

Boxwoods are lining walks and beds of flowers.
While taking this walk. We come upon this little sign tucked into the roses.



Fragrant magnolias

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Agecroft Hall garden visit

Agecroft Hall  originally built in Lancashire England in late 15th century.
The Langley and Dauntesey families of England for hundreds of years called it home.



In disrepair at the end of the 19th century - Agecroft was sold at auction in 1925.
Richmonder Thomas C. Williams Jr. purchased it, had it dismantled and shipped across the Atlantic in crates to be assembled in a Richmond neighborhood on the banks of the James River.  Reminiscent of it's original site in Lancashire on the Irwell river.

James River seen from the rear of Agecroft Hall.  I zoomed in on the river here so it makes the river look closer than it really is.

A short clip of the entrance to Agecroft.
This clip is a little shaky when expanding it to watch. Don't know why.





Entrance to gardens this evening

Beautiful Sunken Garden.  Gardens are designed by landscape architect Charles Gillette.  As stated in the brochure - a stroll through these gardens feels like a stroll back in time.  This sunken garden is based on the pond garden at England's Hampton Court Palace.

a clip of the pond and surround flowers

some close ups of a few of the flowers on bloom this evening.








One of so many blooming Magnolia trees.  The grounds were scented with these flowers in bloom.








This is one of my favorite zinnias in bloom





One of the many large trees on the property






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