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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Garden of Sharon Glenn

Back in May I visited the wonderfully tranquil, park-like garden of Sharon Glenn, a garden newly open to NPA members.

The Garden of Sharon Glenn

There wasn't a lot of description to give you much idea of what you'd find, but that last sentence was an understatement. Sharon's garden was magical and delightful.

The large front garden is sunken from street level, with borders and a large circle of green lawn

Near the front door is a peaceful water feature

On the way to the back garden you pass this lovely Clematis

I felt a definite kinship with this fun sign!

Another luscious Clematis -- 'Josephine' I think

Yet another Clematis on the fence just as you enter the back garden
After passing through the gate you enter the park-like back garden, with wide concrete and brick paths, as well as grass paths and many large island beds

I was intrigued by these enormous tractor tires, stacked on top of each other

A choice of direction

Sharon has left several old, character-ful snags and stumps throughout the garden

I wasn't sure if the many stepping stone paths in the island beds were for visitors, or just for gardener access

It was May, Rhodie season

This large mirror hanging on the fence gave you a different picture depending on your viewing angle

I don't give any space, really, to Rhodies  in my garden, but I did like this fiery one

One more Clematis blooming lushly to admire on the way out

I've really gotten my money's worth from the Open Gardens booklet this season. I love that the NPA can occasionally entice new people like Sharon to open their gardens. It's a wonderful treat to wander through such a lovely, peaceful place.


  1. Another world indeed. What a great place to get lost.

  2. Lots to love here. I am SO envious of those Clematis! The use of the mirror was effective too. I used mirrors in my former garden but haven't figured out where one might work in my current one.

  3. 43 years and 15,000 square feet. I stopped reading for a moment to appreciate the magnitude. Sharon has a wonderful shade garden: the stumps, the moss, and pleasant memories of May's blooming Clematis and Rhododendron.

  4. We missed a lot of open gardens this year, but I am always happy to get to see a new garden. Maybe next year we can see it in person.

  5. Lovely! That first water feature is wonderful, as is the first clematis.


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