21 June: Garvey garden
June 28, 2014 by Tangly Cottage
Saturday, 21 June 2014
Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend
from the lower entry
At the end of the lawn below the house, tour guests walked around the pool to stairs and a path up the hill.
looking back to the lawn
climbing the steps
from the hillside path
Allan’s photo of impressively huge white flowering tree
a vine against a stucco wall
arriving on a plaza at the level of the house
garden anchored by silver weeping pear
stucco walls by the house
Allan’s photo of a Nandina
Allan’s photo of Nandina (‘Plum Passion”?) foliage against the stucco wall
leading to an inner courtyard
The weather was hot for we beach folk…
in the courtyard
the porch with water feature
an arch leading to the back of the house
along the back
I do love a purple wall.
outdoor fireplace under an arbour lattice
a path leading to the other side of the house
Sheila had texted me and said the way down was comprised of steep steps with no railing. I took a look and…yes indeed. So I went back to the courtyard and asked the kind owner if there might be a gate to the street. She clicked a remote control and viola, the big wooden gates opened and I was able to walk down the street and meet Allan and Sheila on the lower lawn.
Meanwhile, Allan continued to tour down the the stairs.
looking down to the grotto
Thanks to Allan, we have seen the whole garden!
There was one more garden on the east side/Bellevue tour for Saturday: The Northwest Perennial Alliance border at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
Unfortunately, we did not have time to see it and still get back to the hotel with a slight turn around time before the evening soirée. We decided we might be able to see it after touring on Sunday afternoon…and we were simply too tired then, as well.