Located near Orange county Virginia, Montpelier was purchased in 1901 by William DuPont, whose wife Annie had two acres of the garden turned into a 20th century formal garden.
Terraces were restored. Garden walls, statuary and iron gates were added.
Later Charles Gillette was commissioned by Marion DuPont Scott to design additional flower beds.
Last year while visiting the garden I took some pictures of the garden later in the summer. Not much flowering except a few hydrangeas on their way out. The garden is beautiful this time of year too, with all of the lush greenery , manicured lawns and clipped hedges - elegant.
Upon entrance to formal garden is this huge Cedar of Lebanon planted during Madison's lifetime.
Entrance to Annie DuPont formal garden
Peace and tranquility straight ahead
lined with stately box woods
catnip , sage, thyme and dianthus are a few of the plantings here
Oak leaf Hydrangeas and Peonies planted on either side of exit from the garden
view to the rolling hills
Leaving garden and the large brick wall that surrounds it
front porch shot
A planter at the entrance to gift shop - I like this
I bought a few shepherds hooks and a couple lanterns, placed them in planters on each side of my sidewalk this past Christmas - this one holds a single candle.
Beautiful skies overhead
Leaving Montpelier but hope to come back to visit garden when flowers are in bloom
I am joining the brambleberry cottage time travel Thursday linky party