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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Some garden pics at Agecroft

My friend Carolyn treated me to a tour of Agecroft Hall today.  Our tour guide was great and we totally enjoyed it.    Agecroft Hall was built in Lancashire England in the 15th century.  In England it was home to the Langley and Dauntesey family for hundred of years.  At the end of the 19th century it fell into disrepair.
It was sold at auction in 1925.    T.C. Williams Jr. purchased it.   He had it dismantled, crated  and shipped to the Windsor Farms neighborhood here in Richmond Virginia.
How fortunate we are to have such a beautiful piece of history here
Secrets from the Curators closet   has some great info on this magnificent home
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A courtyard view

Landscape Architect - Charles Gillette designed the gardens at Agecroft
 Collards planted in the garden
Beautiful old boxwoods lining walkway
Today the heat index was about 103 today and believe me ,   we felt it.

Stillhouse in background

this is the still house and there are rose petals in the bowls on the table
Beautiful garden gate
Lovely statues in the gardens

My favorite

Would have taken a bit of a rest here, but with the heat in hi 90's,    This bench was very hot.
beautiful bark on this tree in the garden
Elizabethan knot garden
Large Magnolias on the property


  1. He descurvierto tu blog y me ha encantado,
    La flor del Magnolio es uno de mis arboles preferidos.
    Si lo deseas te invito a visitar mi blog.
    Besossss. Manoli.

  2. Hi Betsy,
    Wow, I'm in heaven looking at all these beautiful photographs. I would love to tour those fabulous grounds in person. How lucky you were to have that opportunity. Such pretty garden sculptures, and amazing vistas. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope to see more of yours right now.


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