Monday, March 30, 2009

Chilton Oaks



We saw the front of Chilton Oaks on a previous post... Today we will venture into the back yard thanks to the "Behind The Garden Gate" tour that was presented this past weekend. Chilton Oaks, a Greek Revival style home built in 1938, was accepted into the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Gardens in 2004.



Note the size of the two people next to the azaleas in the front yard... Give you an idea of the scale??



Gateway into the back yard...






Cherubs and ivy...



A very formal area... boxwoods and belles...




Venetian marble statue of Aphrodite with fish and lily pond...




A little early for this bed of tulips...



Oh, how I want this horse... actually, two horses... there are two flanking the entry to this area and they are so beautiful and unique! I've seen lions, dogs of all variety, monkeys... none of these... they look very old. I know it is wrong to covet... but, I do.


One of the other outdoor "rooms"... very serene and not as formal...


This was outside another area with a small house (possibly a guesthouse).

Cute little birdhouse sitting in the crape myrtle's arms...






I love the basket weave design in the brick wall...



This was another area...


On the way out of the gardens...


Until the next one...

1 comment:

Deb said...

Tanna,

what a fun tour, I bet you really enjoyed it, thank you for sharing

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