Sunday, July 7, 2013

Bunny Williams' Manor House

A friend and I recently had the privilege of spending the day in Connecticut touring some fabulous gardens thanks to the Open Days program with the Garden Conservancy.

 There were three gardens open that day one of which was Manor House, the home of decorator/designer Bunny Williams.  
The impressive Adirondack/Greek Revival temple is actually the pool house.  There is a dining area, kitchen and changing areas for guests.  
The pool is crafted from stone slabs imported from France.
Down the hill is a sizable greenhouse.
Just outside are the formal vegetable gardens.
The formal boxwood gardens are surrounded by brick pathways.  This garden is outside of the guest house.  As you will see, it's good to be a guest at Bunny's!
The dining area overlooks the formal garden and is filled with amazing plants.
This is quite the bar set up.  I'm feeling a drink may be in order.
Looking down from the upstairs landing.
We then went on to the main house and surrounding grounds.
Garden accents are artfully placed throughout the grounds. I loved the porch ceiling painted blue.  It's a very "Southern" thing to do.
Careful attention was paid to the beautiful, dry stacked stone walls.
The persicaria was a show stopper in the mixed borders.
It was very warm that day and the dogs took full advantage of the antique trough.  We were very tempted to join them. 

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