Monday, May 24, 2010

Rock Wall Gardens

The weatherman sent fabulous weather our way this weekend, so in spite of our colds we set off on an anniversary weekend adventure. We grabbed an extra box of Kleenex and lots of stuff to drink and off we went.

Our first stop was the Rock Wall Gardens. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised to find such an interesting place so close to home. This is what you see as you drive up from the road. Looks intriguing doesn't it? We later found out that it was an old dairy barn, built in 1921, that was left to decay until the present owners rescued it. They saw beyond the ruin, and after lots of hard work have a very interesting garden that we will visit again for sure.
Amidst all the crumbling stone walls you can see the most beautiful stained glass pieces.
What a contrast!
Each room that we entered gave us another feast for the eyes.

This is a view looking back at the old barn from the gardens in the next pic.
Lovely huh?
Stained glass pieces were tucked in corners of the garden too.
Along with interesting garden creatures.
Yes, this was a very interesting garden and a wonderful first stop on our adventure.
Next stop, The Brooke Valley Studio Tour. I'll post those pics tomorrow, so stay tuned.


dmmgmfm said...

Very, very pretty.

Cuppa said...

Hi Laurie - nice to hear from you again. With the busyness of this babysitting gig I don't get around to reading blogs like I used to, but I am always glad when an old friend stops by to say hello.

Let me put the kettle on and let's have a cup of tea and a chat.