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Garden of the Monsters, Bomarzo, Italy

Garden of the Monsters, Bomarzo, Italy

If you want inspiration to really go wild with your own unique garden ideas, the Garden of the Monsters is a place you should definitely visit! Known in Italian as il Sacro Bosco (Sacred Wood), or Parco di Mostri (Park of the Monsters), this totally unique and unusual garden is located just outside the hill […]

Tropical Fruit World

Tropical Fruit World

Can you imagine experiencing the sweet, sour, and spicy taste of exotic fruits, the smells and colors of delicious flowers, and the sound of tropical, colorful birds all in a huge beautiful garden? This is the world that the Brinsmead family has been toiling to create for over forty years on the site of largest […]

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California

Alcatraz, San Francisco, California, USA We had the rare opportunity this month to join the Quarry Hill volunteers for a special tour of the gardens of Alcatraz: what a unique gardening experience!        While you may think of Alcatraz as a prison, the island was also home to many families who did their best to […]

Gilroy Gardens

Gilroy Gardens

Photo by Richard Reames. Wikimedia Had a great visit recently to a place we’ve been wanting to see for years: Gilroy Gardens. You probably don’t know about the “Circus Trees” lovingly grown and tended by a real one-of-a-kind gardener: Axel Erlandson. A Swedish immigrant to California, in 1925 he began to shape trees as a […]

Barrington Court

Barrington Court

Barrington Court in Somerset, England, is one of our very favorite gardens. On your visit we recommend you investigate the gardens, have tea, and stroll the grounds. The lovely walled gardens were designed by Gertrude Jekyll and include a delightful white garden. The beautifully tended kitchen garden is full to over-flowing with vegetables and berries, […]