Monday, June 16, 2008

Grandmothers' Garden

nasturtiums, originally uploaded by LizzieBelle Too.

Not far from where I live, there's a lovely little spot called Grandmothers' Garden. In the Colonial Revival style, the park was designed as a memorial to the mother of the man who deeded the property to the city of Westfield. It is maintained entirely by volunteers, and it has a lovely assortment of flowers and ornamental plants, as well as brick-paved pathways and a wisteria-covered gazebo.

Grandmother's Garden sign pathways

pavilion sundial

wisteria birdhouse

violet foxglove bleeding hearts

pink trio basil blooms

quince sign

As you can see, it's a place I love to go back to again and again. You can see a set of my favorites here.


Mary E.Carey said...

This DOES look like a place to go. I had assumed Grandmother's Garden was YOUR grandmother's garden. Thanks for the tip!

Mark T. Alamed said...

Great photos, Elizabeth!

It's great to see the park is being maintained so well. For much of the 70s it was an overgrown mess o' plants. (Gave us kids good cover when we were up to no good though!)