As I mentioned earlier, everywhere you turn, there is something to catch your eye. Here are some things that got my attention.
I love the brick arch echoed by the rose trellises. At the very end, there was another brick arch with a bench beneath it.
These espaliered pear trees lined the outside of this brick wall. This is a great way to have a fruit tree if you don’t have a lot of room.
The wisteria that was growing on the house was just amazing. I know it’s destructive, but it certainly looks wonderful.
These chairs were on the breezeway between the main house and a little outbuilding that was used as a card-room. Mr. & Mrs. Chair, I presume.
I loved this lily pond behind the house. You can see the upper floors reflected in the pond and catch a glimpse of one of the goldfish.
This little tea house set in the garden was modeled after a ticket booth at one of the London theatres! It’s called the Tivoli Tea House (no relation).
What looks like a flatscreen TV in the tea house is actually a window looking out onto the rolling hills behind the house, surrounded by an elaborate frame.
Bleeding Heart? Dutchman’s Britches? Whichever this was, it was lovely.
How beautiful is this pathway, leading to another secret garden? The azaleas are all not entirely in bloom, but you can imagine how lovely it will be in a week (after this rain stops and the temps rise!).
Ladew has a year-round schedule of events on the property including concerts, polo matches, garden and Christmas tours and much more. If you’re in the area, it’s worth a visit.