Oatlands Plantation - A wheat plantation which later expanded to include other grains.
Pictures were not allowed inside but I got some of the garden surrounding the mansion.
During the 1840's interior changes were made to the house by Carter which reflect the Greek Revival style at that time.
Inside the entrance hall the walls are a very pretty soft grey which are stuccoed.
stepping to lower terrace after leaving the plantation tour
Gardens were designed by George Carter , he constructed connecting terraces to extend the growing season by sheltering the area from wind for the plantations food supply.
looking up to the area of the home
the miniature house here was a nice surprise as we turned the corner on our walk
Boxwood garden and planters in distance
I like this shot with the vase on the landing
I would love to be able to see it in all seasons
A walk through the backwoods to the reflecting pool ahead
to take a rest , I was thinking ice tea would be good here as we were getting a little thirsty on our walk.
In 1972 - a National Historic Landmark
oatlands.org/news/ a website to check out to learn more.
I have some pictures of the greenhouse in the next few days to post
I am sharing with cottage style party , Brambleberry Cottage for time travel thursday,
Outdoor Wednesday , sunny simple sunday and charm of home