Last weekend, we went on an excursion to Louisville to visit White Hall House’ Estate Garden. David and I became interested in gardening last Spring, when we started watching a British gardening show on Netflix. Gardening is a British national passion and, across the Atlantic, they all try to cultivate some kind of garden however small. The show has inspired us to have a real garden and a pond in our backyard some day. Preferably soon. We are planning to put up a fence with our neighbor to the left as soon as possible to gain some privacy, and then to start gardening earnestly. This year, we planted a climbing white rose in our front yard as our first attempt at gardening beside decking out our front porch and window box with flowers.
We visited White Hall Estate Garden to get some ideas as well as to get out of the house. We thought we should go somewhere most people wouldn’t go so as to maintain social distancing, hence the idea. What an enchanted time we had there! We were the only visitors and were free to roam through all the garden areas. There were beautiful flower trees and a big red Japanese maple alongside a formal garden with topiaries. Our favorite is the woodland shade garden. We love all the variety of ferns and shade perennial flowers arranged artfully among the tree stumps in a natural woodland setting.
We probably will go back there on Mothers’ Day today. They were getting ready to plant a lot of hydrangeas there last week, so we wanted to see how all that would look. We want to plant hydrangeas in our front yard next Spring.