Greenwich Botanical Center Annual Garden Tour
Beautiful Gardens in Greenwich , CT . This wonderful tour offers a peek into the most lovely of private estates in town, all supporting and funding conservation efforts for the land we live on. It was a beautiful day in June for this event, take a look.
"Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June."
This tour offered a look at 5 private estates located in Greenwich, CT with each uniquely appointed with stately garden reflective of the setting and the grand architecture of the homes.
We Toured a show stopping 5 acre Waterfront Estate in Greenwich along the Long Island Sound with a private dock and waterfront views on New York City, a beautiful Georgian in the woodlands, and a country retreat with rolling hills, fields of cosmos, and a woodlands trail that meandered around the different landscapes, including a sweet family home in riverside with pergolas and vegitable gardens with the well appointed pergola.
Greenwich is delightful for its city-like lifestyle in the charming suburbs of one of Fairfield counties top towns to live - Greenwich, CT; from the chic shops and superb restaurants on Greenwich Ave, the top rated Greenwich schools, to our very own Museum.
I attended this years tour with my friend, fellow interior designer and decor blogger, Laurel Bern. If you don’t already follow her, take a look. This is our visual journey of the homes and gardens we visited. It was a stellar day as the beginning of summer has arrived here in New England.
This beautiful Georgian Estate was our first stop. Newly landscaped with greens, flowers and babbling brook gardens and the lovely pool area with green privacy hedges showcasing a variety of greens and species, created the most elegant of yards..
The Greenwich Botanical Center in Greenwich, CT is a little unknown gem that promotes horticulture and conservation through education. They sell plants, have a community garden plot ( with a 1 year waitlist) and the much anticipated event, annual Grandiflora Garden Tour .
If you know me, then you know I am a tree hugger. I am who stops the car to at the sound of a chainsaw to encourage homeowners and tree cutters from destroying our historic trees.
My son Tyler, suggested that we should have a historical record and protection of our town trees, just as we do for historic pieces of architecture. Im thinking that a great idea! Why hasn’t this been done?
Take a look at this one……
This back country gem, was beautifully understated, but full of loving details of a property groomed and infused with a love for the land, over time.
This lovely estate was hosted by wife, mom, and super talented photographer You can meet her here in Instagram. They have spent years of trial and error gardening with flowers and shrubs, berries and vegetables, along with a garden chickens with their roam of the property.
This and has taught this acclaimed photographer one thing: her land has is constantly changing and new ideas will always encourage and new feature. Fight now her son is finishing up a garden greenhouse located in a field of Cosmos. https://www.instagram.com/theoriginalgangsta/
This is an image (courtesy of the @orginalganstata ) shows off of all the spring glory the Wisteria offered this past month. Follow her for delightful images from around the world.
We loved participating in this garden tour for the benefit of our town conservation efforts and appreciate all the homeowners who allowed up to visit their homes, and the volunteers who made it possible.
Next stop , the American Ballet Theater or the Bronx Botanical Garden in NY. Be sure to check back soon!
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY!
Instagram Lately: Follow Along
Both Pinterest and Instagram are amazing sources for inspiration. When I have time, I like to browse through both and take note of small details that I like. A paint color, a light, the layout of a space, or an exterior design that I see might inspire a whole new look for a client space. But there is nothing like getting out of the office and strolling thorough these beautiful gardens in real life.