The Garden Conservancy Bucks County PA Tour

Another beautiful day was spent gardening!  In someone’s else’s
garden!!  Although mine is crying, sobbing, choking, drowned in
weeds, off I went with a friend to walk through some of Bucks
County’s prettiest and most original gardens.  I took so many
pictures that I’m going to have to divide my reporting into three
posts.  Here is garden number one:

Remember –you’re in Bucks County Pennsylvania—and we’ve
got wonderful old barns.  After walking down a long driveway, you
come to this great old barn–

PA barn ©booksandbuttons

PA barn ©booksandbuttons

PA barn doors ©booksandbuttons

PA barn doors ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, with one more glance back at the barn:

PA stone barn ©booksandbuttons

PA stone barn ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

We head down a charming path, headed by an
old hitching post, to the house and gardens.

path to house and gardens PA house tour

path to house and gardens PA house tour ©booksandbuttons

The house was built in 1812.  O’Half and I and our two children lived in an old
PA house similar to this for a couple
of years.  Its history made it seem
so solid and safe.

PA house built in 1812 ©booksandbuttons

PA house built in 1812 ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, swinging around, we take a breath in to exclaim about
the garden!

PA conservancy tour June 2014 ©booksandbuttons

PA conservancy tour June 2014–don’t you just love a grassy path? ©booksandbuttons

We’ll not talk a minute while we look at the flowers!

simply masses of white astilbe! ©booksandbuttons

simply masses of white astilbe! ©booksandbuttons

 

and pink astilbe, too©booksandbuttons

and pink astilbe, too©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

poppy ©booksandbuttons

poppy ©booksandbuttons

 

a lily---which variety? ©booksandbuttons

a lily—which variety? ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then a water garden in a sunken tub with a water
feature and a floating water lily blossom—lotus?–
no, water lily.

 

small water garden with water lily blossom ©booksandbuttons

small water garden with water lily blossom ©booksandbuttons

 

a garden is fun, er, work!©booksandbuttons

a garden is fun, er, work!©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

the raised vegetable beds like the gardens of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello . . .©booksandbuttons

the raised vegetable beds like the gardens of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello . . .©booksandbuttons

 

even the birds like living at this garden--zoom in to see little thatch of twigs sticking out---hear the tweets? ©booksandbuttons

even the birds like living at this garden–zoom in to see little thatch of twigs sticking out—hear the tweets? ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And nicest touch of all in this garden is a long pergola with a door to a secret garden at the end?   Thanks for walking with us . . .

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2 Responses to The Garden Conservancy Bucks County PA Tour

  1. Stefanie says:

    Oh, what a lovely garden! And that barn! Fantastic!

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