Attention, gardeners! If you haven’t
visited Paxson Hill Farm in Bucks County
Pennsylvania, you have a wonderful
treat in store.
It is a destination for garden club tours and
local gardeners—both for an adventure
into natural garden sites and for a fine nursery
store with unusual and vibrantly healthy plants.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went–even though I
had looked a little at their website. I’ll try not to duplicate the website’s
photos, and yet give you a feeling of the extraordinary work being done
there and the sense of peace and wonder you can feel as you
meander through the gardens. (click on photos to enlarge)
We arrived and could see whole teams of gardeners/young men ready
to set off for the day with assigned projects. Everywhere you look you
can see that the gardens are carefully tended.
“OW-ANK! ANK, OWHANK, ANK, ANK!!
What in the world? Then we saw a huge peacock walking
around briskly—-and he hopped up on the back of a pickup
truck near us to preen!
We followed a little path and soon found ourselves in this restful little
garden room above. I call this one the mushroom garden. There are
occasional stone benches and the circular seating arrangement could
be all ready for some mythological spring festival . . .
I think you might be getting
the feel of the farm as you view
these photos—this wide wooden
walkway is so inviting–what lies
Another garden—this one with a stone fountain, and again, the circular
arrangement that is such a peaceful setting for wood sprites:
Hey! Hello! a bursting pink
We stopped to look at sheep grazing, peahens doing whatever they do,
and a huge—I mean huge, emu strutting around. There was a crazy old
tree–kind of broken up from storms, but my friend said that’s no tree, it’s
a sculpture, and she was right. And then–on the shed ROOF, was a roof
garden! One neat idea after another . . .
What’s THIS coming up? This looks intriguing . . .
Whoops! out of time. Stay tuned for
Paxson Hill Farm Part 2 . . .