Summer at Planting Fields

This year so far, I’ve managed to visit Planting Fields in Oyster Bay, NY every season. I just have to cross autumn off the list in a few weeks and the goal will be complete. It was always the place I visited in the winter when the cold weather made me desperate for some interaction…

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

The weather the past few days has been rather spring-like, which has me counting down the days until I can start visiting all my favorite gardens to photograph flowers! I love how roses look against bricks, which is why this place in Old Westbury Gardens is one of my favorite places to photograph. With the theme…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

This is the view from one of my favorite spots in the Walled Garden at Old Westbury Garden. I love the way the architecture and columns make a frame for the scenery that surrounds it. With the theme for the weekly photo challenge being frame, I thought this photo showcased the theme.

Spotlight On: Planting Fields Arboretum

Visiting an arboretum in winter may not seem ideal, but when it is Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY, winter means nothing when the main attractions are the greenhouses in full bloom. Planting Fields, built in 1904, is the former estate of William Robertson Coe. The 409 acres was where the Coe family resided in…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

The iron gates at Old Westbury Gardens are as beautiful as the grounds. With so much detail in them, I spend almost as much time photographing them as I do the flowers. With the theme for the weekly photo challenge being ornate, I couldn’t think of anything better to spotlight.

Autumn in the Walled Garden

When I visit Old Westbury Gardens, my first stop is my favorite place on the 100 acre property, the Walled Garden. Aside from an always changing variety of flowers growing in the garden every month it also boasts beautiful architecture from the brick cutouts along the walls, stone steps and columns, fountains, iron gates at it’s…