What I didn't mention in my previous post is that the 22-room Oatlands Plantation is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. This home with its Corinthian columns wasn't completed until 1804, and is one of the best examples of Federal estate architecture in the country. More information can be found here.
Above I tried a ground level view of the Wild Violets. Below is one of the shots taken near the visitor center.
Below you can see one of the many water features that can be found throughout the garden. This is Gregg's photo.
An original well in the Parterre Garden (Gregg took this also)...
and one of the old walls full of small outcrops of flowers.
I don't have any definite ID for these unfortunately.
I cropped the photo as close as possible for a better look, and thought perhaps a lighter colored wild violet, or lobelia?
More of those blooming Redbud trees.
More of those blooming Redbud trees.
In the photo below I found the plant called Solomon's Seal. It was in the lower garden. They grow from underground rhizomes, and the fruit is a berry. Both have been used medicinally for a variety of ailments.
A lovely planter filled with pretty flowers, but again not identified.
I have shared their Victorian-style birdhouse before.
I would have enjoyed seeing it being built, but could find no information after an extensive search online.
The trees are magnificent and they looked quite old.
"Trees are your best antiques.
I found a marker for this one, identified as a Yellow Buckeye.
It had pretty leaves, bright green and brand new for spring. A very interesting read about this particular one can be found here.
There are many trees at Oatlands, which you can read about at this link.
There are several events held each year, one of which is equestrian.
The old wall overlooks where those events take place.
We will be back. I really want to take a tour of the house. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take photographs inside. I already checked and will have to keep my hands firmly planted in my pockets.
It has been very nice sharing Oatlands with you. Thanks for keeping me company, and have a great weekend.
I am so very grateful that you take us on your excursions. Many thanks.ReplyDelete
I am grateful you enjoyed it EC, thank you :)Delete
love the birdhouse. You are more than a month further ahead of us in Southern Ontario as far as the gardens go.ReplyDelete
Hope your flowers are blooming soon Gill.Delete
Beautiful photos. Except for the screaming goat man fountain face... ha ha... totally also screaming.
Thank you Sandi, it's very gothic looking isn't it?Delete
Enjoyed these beautiful photos thanks.ReplyDelete
You're very welcome Christine :)Delete
Denise the grounds of Oatlands is so beautiful! I love your photos of the beauty that surrounds this plantation. You had such a lovely day and I hope you can return. I know what you mean about keeping your hands in your pocket when photography is not allowed. It can be so tempting! I enjoyed the links you provide--so interesting! Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Thank you Martha Ellen. I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was very nice. Have a great week :)Delete
The leaves on this Buckeye are gorgeous!!! I love your shot of it looking up,too. I have read that Solomon's seal is a very special plant. Shucks on no photos inside!ReplyDelete
I agree, I found them quite beautiful. Shucks indeed :)Delete
It's a lovely place! And Garden Week is here!ReplyDelete
I've been hearing about Garden Week. I didn't realize it was everywhere.Delete
Such a stately, gorgeous place, Denise. I hope you're enjoying your Saturday.ReplyDelete
Happy you enjoyed Amalia. I hope your weekend was a great one :)Delete
Wonderful set of photos, thanks so much for sharing. Happy weekend, DianeReplyDelete
Happy weekend to you too Diane, and you are very welcome :)Delete
The birdhouse attracted my attention and got be wishing I could steal it for my garden. I know the birds would love it. What a way to defeat the squirrels!ReplyDelete
I'd love it in our garden too Valerie :)Delete
the whole place is fantastic, I think I love the birdhouse more than the house... I want to read in the tower on the bird house... all of your photos are amazing. I love that bench and the bucket in the pic below it.... to bad no photos inside. in our homes we can but no flash can be used.ReplyDelete
I'd like to live in a home designed like that birdhouse Sandra. A lot of places I've been in you can take photos but this is the second time I have come across the no photos rule. It's the same with Washington's home..Delete
Um abraço e um bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Obrigado, e gostaria de lhe desejar um abraço e um bom final de semana também.Delete
Hello, it is a beautiful place to visit. I love the flowers and blossoms. The birdhouse is beautiful. Thanks for the tour, lovely photos. Enjoy your day and weekend!ReplyDelete
Thank you Eileen, glad you enjoyed. You have a great week :)Delete
it is not hard to see why this beautiful plantation is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. the surrounding area and gardens are especially pretty!!ReplyDelete
the red bud trees are just gorgeous right now!!!!
It's a lovely place. Thank you Debbie :)Delete
Beautiful spring blossoms!ReplyDelete
Thanks William, the blossoms are so uplifting.Delete
Oh how this place is just amazing. Beautiful grounds and loved the tour inside the home. We visited there a couple years ago and will be going back. You have some wonderful pictures of Outlands.ReplyDelete
Hi Betsy, I have enjoyed sharing this place. So glad you enjoyed it.Delete
Redbud trees blooms looks a bit like starfruit flowers.ReplyDelete
Interesting. I'll have to look those up. Thank you Small Kucing.Delete
It's a wonderful time to take a walk around the grounds of Oatlands. I love the garden ornaments especially the bench, the blossom and the mature trees that are now coming into leaf with their fresh green leaves. The plant growing on the wall is called ivy-leaved toadflax. We have some growing on our old stone wall bordering a part of our garden. There are different varieties of this wild flower (yellow that grows in meadows and the climbing mauve that grows in the cracks of old walls).ReplyDelete
Thank you, it's a great place to walk. Love those old stone walls and your flowers growing out of the one you have sounds lovely.Delete
Beautiful gardens and this was the perfect time of year for seeing them. You are a great tour guide.ReplyDelete
Hi Sallie, so glad you enjoyed and thank you very much for the nice compliment.Delete
Such a lovely place.ReplyDelete
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit as seen through your wonderful photographs.
All the best Jan
That makes me feel good that you enjoyed the place Jan, thank you and all the best to you too :)Delete