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.