NEW POST! Springtime and flowers: gardens to visit in North America
One of the many good things about visiting gardens is that they also have beautiful houses that can be explored too. The Newport Mansions in Rhode Island are an excellent example of this. Fabulous 70 bedroom houses built by the wealthy New York families such as Vanderbilt also have extraordinary gardens; one of the best examples is The Breakers which has a beautiful par terre garden. Take a garden tour around New England and you will discover the Berkshire Botanical Garden which has over 3,000 species and is one of America’ oldest gardens and Mount Estate & Gardens which is an elegant home with gardens designed by the renowned American writer, Edith Wharton. The 49-acre property features one of the most significant formal gardens in New England, including a French flower garden, an Italian walled garden and a lime walk lined with pleached linden trees.