The first garden we stopped at was the Epping Garden. Topping a hill and with stunning views this garden was an interesting combination of showy open party spaces and quiet introspective corners.
I loved the combination of Holodiscus discolor or "Ocean Spray" with the blue foliage of the Blue Atlas Cedar. And check out the beautiful hand-wrought iron railings that looked like trunks and roots.
They had some nice benches and fountains.
I love how our driver brought his camera the second day and joined in the fun.
There were lots of lovely vignettes.
And some bootylicious ones.
There were a couple of plants I didn't know. Let me know if you know what these two are:
We got to enjoy lunch at the Lane Garden, a lovely garden with lots of open space as well as paths to wander with surprises around every corner.
We had lunch on the patio, made of the most colorfully-stained concrete I've ever seen.
They had a charming ruin.
Lots of neat treats throughout the garden:
Thank you to our wonderful hosts! We appreciate getting to view your gardens!