Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lake Garden

On the last day of our short vacation, the Mr. and I stopped at a garden in a small town near the lake. The front of the garden was nothing special. It looked like a brown privacy fence with an iron gate on a piece of property about the size of an average town lot. When we walked through the gate, there was a mailbox to leave your entry fee. (Honor System) We started down the path thinking it was really nice, but nothing very special.It didn't take long to figure out that this garden was incredible and quite a surprise. There were a lot of trees and plants, benches, and several gazebos. As we wandered, the path started winding and dividing off. We suddenly realized that this garden was a lot larger than it appeared from the street. They had a Japanese garden, a koi pond, waterfalls, arches, bridges, and lots of flowers. A gardener told us this is a popular spot for weddings. It was easy to see why. There were probably 5 or 6 different gazebos or areas where a wedding or event could be held.











We thought it would take about 20 minutes to go through the garden. We ended up spending well over an hour. The garden was a work of art. Come to find out, it was created as a memorial after a man lost his twin brother. What a beautiful memorial!

"If one looks closely enough, one can see angels in every piece of art." -Adeline Cullen Ray

5 comments:

elk said...

sigh of sweet nature here ~your photos are lovely

CMwhyK said...

WHEN I WAS IN SPAIN THERE WAS THIS GARDEN CLOSE TO THE ALAHAMBRA, WE CALLED IT THE SECRET GARDEN WE CAME BACK THREE TIMES TO SEE IF IT WAS OPEN AND HAD MANY PICNICS OUTSIDE OF IT BUT ALAS I NEVER GOT TO GO INSIDE OF IT. IT LOOKED ABSOLUTELY AMAZING THOU! MAYBE SOMEDAY!

FlowerLady said...

What a lovely, secret garden, with many smaller gardens tucked here and there inside. It must have been very relaxing walking through it all.

FlowerLady

Gayle said...

How beautiful that is! I love your photos. The bokeh on your photo of the orange and pink flowers (zinnias maybe?) is lovely!

ols1 said...

Loved the quote and what a find. The garden looks like paradise - the photo of the butterfly is a great shot.