Sunday, July 27, 2014

Camp Rosemary

My husband and I headed north today to check out a garden that I was told I must go see by several other gardeners.  "Camp Rosemary" was designed by Rose Standish Nichols in the 1920's and is made up of many different garden rooms.  The garden is now in the hands of the very talented Kennetha "Posy" Krehbiel.  For more information about the garden go HERE

This sprawling garden sits on 5 acres and every nook of this space has a vignette or a path leading your eye to the next location.  Though it may seem like a very formal space with neatly kept hedges, the borders were anything but.  Many of the beds were organized by succession planting and anything and everything that is blooming for July was squeezed in there!  I thoroughly enjoyed that there were unexpected components to the garden as well.  There were several gardens existing in more natural settings among the wooded areas of the property.  So come on along with me as we tour this magnificent space!























the Mr. taking it all in



the pool house




trays full of little posies






outdoor dining room









meditation garden



















kitchen garden






the greenhouse
























I hope you enjoyed the tour!
 For more information about open garden days in the US visit The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program


Wishing you a lovely week!




55 comments:

  1. What a totally amazing garden - all those pink and purple borders are to die for - it certainly takes your breath away - stunning. I will be coming back to this post for inspiration for my own garden planting next year. Thanks Nicole. Have a great week.

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  2. Such a beautiful garden and photos! Thank you for sharing this, Nicole.

    I love those combination of forms and plants that is used.

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  3. STUNNING!!!!!! Really, this is such a beautiful garden!!!!!!!! You must have thought that you had stepped into another world!!! There are far too many wonderful things for me to comment on, but I loved those grass steps going up between the borders, and the outdoor dining area would be such fun to sit in and have a meal with friends wouldn't it. Everything really is so beautiful, and so well cared for. Thank you sooooo much for taking us along. Just wonderful!!!!!!!!!! xx

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  4. Wow, it's absolutely beautiful. And so inspirational. I especially love the vista down to the glasshouse, it's stunning. No doubt you've come away with lots of ideas! It is so green and lush, immaculately maintained, I loved seeing around. Thanks for the tour, CJ xx

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  5. Oh so many beautiful gardens and flowers. So much colour. i especially love those terraced grass steps. Did you come home with lots of ideas? Thank you for brightening up my winter's day.

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  6. Love that out door eating area - very serene! But the thought of cutting all those hedges is making my elbow ache! xxx

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  7. I loved the tour Nicole! Thanks so much for sharing :-) I especially loved the greenhouse...I dream of a greenhouse that is so quaint and lovely :-)
    Do they hire these kind of gardens out for weddings/functions? They would be such a beautiful place for an event!
    It looks like such a peaceful, beautiful place to visit!

    Sarah xx

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  8. So very beautiful! I really enjoyed the tour around this garden. The purple borders are stunning, the pale blue Hydrangeas, the conservatory, it's really a dream garden.
    Wish you a lovely week!

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  9. Oh Nicole - you must have thought you had died and gone to heaven. Looks like a garden right out of England. I think I would just like to plop myself down there and never leave. I was going to tell you what I liked best, but as every picture rolled on, I lost myself in the loveliness of it all. I think what I liked the most, or maybe it was just so unusual was the scalloped hedge. Gave such a soft feminine look to that part of the garden. Thank you so much for sharing this American garden lovliness with us. Now I know I only have to travel to Chicago and not England to see such perfect beauty.
    Cindy

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  10. Nicole, what a fantastic place. What state is this in? (I'm not sure if you say exactly where you are, but you can email me if you want.) We sometimes motorcycle into the states and I'm going to start asking my 'Mr' to stop at gardens! LOL.

    I really especially love and admire the long borders, such as the one here and others. I find myself wondering if the gardener worked to make it mainly blues and pinks at this time of year, or if that's just a happy coincidence!

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  11. That last comment didn't make sense, and I need to finish my first cup of coffee before I make any more comments.....I just meant you might not want to say your own location....blah. More coffee now!

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  12. Wow, this is amazing! I'm glad I started the day looking at your pictures. :) Have a wonderful week!

    p.s: the winery we visited is in Loudoun County, Virginia. A really beautiful area.

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  13. That is a little piece of heaven on earth. What a wondeful place to visit. Thank you for taking pictures to show us.

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  14. so much green, color and life here! it's beautiful!

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  15. Wow - talk about a gardener's dream . . . beyond beautiful. I want to live there! Great job capturing this garden in photographs too!

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  16. Gorgeous garden. Great images...nice workout for your camera!

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  17. oh, wow--how lovely is that?!

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  18. Talk about beautiful garden inspiration! I don't think I wouldn't have wanted to leave this gorgeous little haven. Glad you were able to see this in person and thank you so much for sharing it with us! Just what I needed on this Monday afternoon. Have an amazing week Nicole!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  19. Oh, Wow! I really enjoyed taking this tour of this beautiful garden - so many wonderful features and ideas! I just love the large urns and pots and the greenhouse and conservatory! My dream is a greenhouse - someday. I also love the kitchen garden - another dream. So many inspiring scenes, especially the beautiful blues and lavenders in the borders. I love that your Mr. took this tour with you -mine loves garden tours, too, - when I can convince him to go! It's hard for him to take a day to relax. Thank you for sharing this Nicole and thank you for your dear visits to my blog. You are a sweet friend. Hugs xo Karen

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  20. Each room is so different, colourful and a beautiful visit. Thanks for taking us around to enjoy the gardens! xx

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  21. What an enchanting garden! so lush and breathtaking.. amazing pics as usual.. have a great week:)

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  22. Wow, what a beautiful place. I love all the different sections and types of plantings in each. Thank you for sharing. I'm so glad you were able to have a nice visit there with your husband.

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  23. Oh man Nicole, that garden looks outstanding, I love the contrast between the higgledy piggledy and linear and all the bright colours in those borders, just beautiful! And wouldn't that outdoor dining room be the perfect place for a midsummer night's party?! Thank you taking us on the tour with you! Have a marvelous week! xxx

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  24. Beautiful photos --- each one is worth studying over and over for design and color and composition and just for a treat for the eyes!. I can't imagine how sprawling this garden was, covering so many acres so intensively planted and structured. Thanks for this tour, I'm going back to look at each picture again . . .

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  25. Wowsers!! Beautiful gardens, and those borders. Your photos are beautiful , the colours wonderful. Isn't it great that gardens like these have been restored and maintained for all of us to see. You must have been pretty pumped at the end of the day! Happy day to you Chris

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  26. The garden you visisted is a mini paradise. My favourite part is the kitchen garden. Glad you all had a amazing time x

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  27. Absolutely beautiful, like in a fairy-tale..
    I must go there.
    All that pink in the flowers!!
    I'm so jealous.....
    Thank you for all beautiful pics.
    Miss. Xx

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  28. Wow it is gorgeous - and it looks beautifully kept and serene! What a wonderful trip x

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  29. Whoa!! I am stunned!! Is this heaven?! You must've felt you'd arrived at the pearly gates walking around this amazing garden. This is the second time I've looked through this post (didn't have time to comment this a.m.), and I'm even more amazed the second time looking at all the details. You don't know how glad I am that you had your camera with you! Your Mr looks like my Mr when I've stopped to take one too many photos ... not that I think you took too many! Thank you so much for sharing your visit, it was well worth it. Wendy x

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  30. Oh my gosh. I wish I could have gone with you!!!! So beautiful. I seriously need an obsessive gardening buddy here to drag me to places like this. I'm such a homebody and it takes effort to get me to leave the house. That first photo of what looks like a greenhouse, with the succulent pot on a stand, had my heart going pitter patter.

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  31. What a beautiful place! It must have been even lovelier in person :)

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  32. Thanks for the tour! What an amazing place, I love the big borders and the meditation garden. By the way, let me know if you are ever visiting gardens in the northern suburbs - Judy and I would be glad to show you our garden.

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  33. Wow wow wow! Such an amazing garden with so much beauty everywhere. Thanks for taking us on this tour. I enjoyed it a lot.

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  34. Hi Nicole, what a gorgeous visit yo've taken us on! So many ideas to keep hidden away and to ponder on for fall. Hope you're having a great summer. Best regards Martine

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  35. Thanks for this wonderful tour! The pictures are dreamlike. A beautiful and amazing garden. Thank you for this beautiful impressions!
    Have a nice week Nicole
    Your friend Helga ♥

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  36. How very pretty, what a lovely way to spend a day, oh how I can dream.

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  37. What an awesome garden!!!!!! Holy cow!! I would love to visit this place sometime. You're right, there seemed to be vignettes everywhere. LOVED the little greenhouse. Wouldn't it be fun to have one like that? Thanks for sharing it!! Your photos were gorgeous!

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  38. Amazing! I'm always in awe of the vision of the really good garden designers. They seem to be able to see into the future.

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  39. What a gorgeous place to visit. It looks like everywhere you turn there is something beautiful to see.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  40. I am just catching up after 10 days of vacation. Thank you for the tour and gorgeous photos of this spectacular garden

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  41. This could just be my favourite post in a long time!!! Thanks for the tour xx

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  42. I want a conservatory just like the one in your photos. What a stunning garden Nicole!

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  43. What a magnificent garden!
    The planting schemes are incredible - I love all the vibrant blues.
    The garden ornaments and seating are lovely - all so very inspiring!
    Your photos are outstanding Nicole - thank you!
    Wishing you happy days in your garden.
    Hugs
    Shane

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  44. Oh my gosh.. how beautiful and neat and tidy and peaceful and so, so lovely! Thank you Nicole! Hazel xxx

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  45. What a spectacular place. You could wander for hours. I wanted to thank you for your comment on my post. For some reason, your comments still aren't reaching my email and I couldn't find a way to connect to your email. If you don't mind, could you give me your email address? Thank you Nicole! -Derrith

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  46. Thanks for the tour! This looks like a relaxing and peaceful place, Nicole, you must have really enjoyed looking around. I really like the grass steps, how inventive! Your photos are all stunning! x

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  47. Nicole, I've been saving this post for when I had time to really savor each and every one of your gorgeous photos. What a wonderful way to start my day today! I've toured a few public gardens and I must say this one really tops the list of the prettiest I've ever seen. Oh, to be able to tour it in person! Lucky you! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Hope you don't mind my pinning, 'cuz this post is a pinner's heaven!

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  48. Nicole, this Garden is beautiful, From the first bench down to the long wide stairs with grass and brick I love them... I would love to be there this morning roaming about.. Thanks for sharing such a lovely Garden and thank you for your visit with me.. Happy Friday with love Janice... finally realized you have a button..wink..

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  49. Per usual, I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading. What an amazing place! Of course, my favorite was the old, worn door with Clematis growing on it! I also love the first picture....the rusty bench.....I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo

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  50. hello nicole,
    this garden is a dream. Thanks for sharing!
    have a lovely summertime,
    regina

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  51. What an incredible place! I love how packed those borders are! GORGEOUS!

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  52. What an amazing place- I could lose days in those gardens!

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  53. Looking forward to your pit solution.

    Thanks

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  54. Oh my goodness...beauty everywhere!

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