Post Archives from the ‘America’ Category

Holmstad Garden

Posted on: May 25th, 2014 by
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Visited on June 29, 2013.

“The Lord God planted a garden in the first white day of the world; And placed there an angel warden, In a a garment of light unfurled.  So near to the peace of heaven, The hawk might nest with the wren; For there in the cool of the even, Continue reading the story "Holmstad Garden"

Back Bay Fens

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014 by
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Visited July 15th,  2013

We want a ground to which people may easily go when the day’s work is done, and where they may stroll for an hour, seeing, hearing and feeling nothing of the bustle and jar of the streets where they shall, in effect, find the city put far away from Continue reading the story "Back Bay Fens"

Public Garden

Posted on: January 12th, 2014 by
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Visited July 15th,2013

A Victorian style garden with imported exotic trees and a lagoon with mute swans and ducks, now occupies what had been salt marshes on the edge of the Boston Common during Colonial times.  Cara and I had left the turf of the Boston Common and crossed Charles Street to a pleasure garden, Continue reading the story "Public Garden"

Boston Common

Posted on: December 24th, 2013 by
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Visited July 15th, 2013

The Emerald Necklace of Boston is a seven- mile chain of parks, walkways, gardens and an arboretum, seamlessly connected together by a series of parkways and open spaces.  It was a concept in urban landscape design by American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.  My daughter Cara and I visited four of these parks during our short visit Continue reading the story "Boston Common"

Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

Posted on: September 7th, 2013 by
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Visited on July 12th, 2013 (Photo credits: Deborah McMillin)

A country brick manor with a formal parterre garden, woodland trails, open fields and a working farm is an estate of the early 20th century but still relevant in the 21st century.

An invitation to a July wedding in Canton, Massachusetts was the impetus for a trip to the Continue reading the story "Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate"