If you choose to bypass the gated entrance, the gardens shift towards sun. The central kidney shaped border is a plant lovers dream: Ligularia, Allium, Hydrangea, Delphinium, Digitalis, Alchemilla, Iris, Petasites, Aconitum, Astilbe, Aruncus….. and these only account for a third of its overall inventory!
Garden adornments are scattered near and far, many hand created by the owner’s artist friends!
Few are afforded a luxurious view of the river, and in maintaining a clear view, the lower bed along the shore of the Grand is kept to a minimum with various perennial grasses!
Like me, this gardener loves to fill her borders to brimming with interesting and exotic plantings!
A wonderful pond feature provides a pleasant surprise to unsuspecting visitors, as it is neatly tucked behind a stone wall that separates the dining area from the central lawn. A single jet of water provides the perfect sense of water movement.