Bodnant Gardens

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Being a avid gardener I love to see other people's gardens and other gardens across the US and around the world. . Roy Kelley is an avid photographer who showcases many flowers from Longwood Gardens. A 1077 acre Garden with much beauty. It is on my bucket list. Now I came across this place called Bodnant Gardens which is in Britain. Now I don't know if I will ever make it to Britain but it is interesting learning about the different places outside my little corner of the gardening world.

Bodnant Garden features an extensive and varied range of interesting and beautiful plants from all over the world, particularly China, North America, Europe and Japan that are suited to the Welsh climate and soil. The gardens, which spread over the 80 acres surrounding Bodnant House, were begun in 1875. They were first laid out by Henry Davis Pochin, a successful industrial chemist, his daughter married the first Baron Aberconway in 1911, after which the gardens were tended by four generations of the local Aberconway family. A minimum of two hours is required to fully appreciate the garden. Plants and shrubs provide a blaze of color through Spring and Summer but Autumn is arguably the best time to view the garden.

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden

God's beauty is all around us. take time each day to enjoy it. It will nourish your soul

 

 

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Sharon Lee

Comments (25)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Beautiful gardens Sharon.  When I lived in NYC, my favorite were the Conservatory Gardens.  

 

Jan 29, 2013 12:49 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That garden is a truly relaxing sight.  Definitely what I need this afternoon.

Jan 29, 2013 01:43 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Lovely lovely Sharon. The garden, and nature in general, always bring me to God. Love ya and thanks for the recent concern.

Jan 29, 2013 03:20 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

That is lovely, Sharon. Thank you for sharing it's beauty with us.

Jan 29, 2013 04:20 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Mark and Tim-That it is

Jan 29, 2013 06:23 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gloria-Heavenly I imagine. It would be wonderful. When I am able to travel Longwood Gardens is a wonderful place with all the different flowers it has. Roy and Dolores do a wonderful job. Maybe if you are able when I am able to do so we could go together.

Than-So do I. It would be awesome to see for real.

Gary-Indeed it does and the waterfall does look peaceful. I would be in heaven,

Kathy-That would be wonderful but it isn't in the cards right now with me taking care of Mom. My next phase of my life journey I would love to.

Jan 29, 2013 06:39 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Roger-I can imsgine from those pics it was indeed. You would have to be my escort.

Chris Ann-I totally agree and glad it helped

Debb-That is how I feel as well. You are welcome and I am glad to see you back again and hope that means things are better.

Toni-I bet they have beautiful places in Fla as well.

Jan 29, 2013 06:42 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

It would be my pleasure to escort you to the Conservatory Gardens Sharon.  That is just a small portion of the gardens and one of the fountains.  It is gorgeous and full of magnolia trees.

Jan 29, 2013 07:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the mention and thanks for sharing the photographs.

Dolores and I spent today at Longwood Gardens to see and photograph the current exhibit, Orchid Extravaganza.

Jan 29, 2013 07:13 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Roger-I love magnolias. I have heard there is a lot of beautiful places in NYC. I would be afraid to go by myself so I will take you up on the offer.Thanks

Roy-I found out Longwoods is only about 5-1/2 hrs from here and brookside is 4.5 so not too far at all. I was reading about those orchids. I can only imagine how gorgeous that is.

Jan 29, 2013 07:20 AM
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Sharon,

Like you, I love Roy Kelley's photographs.  The Bodnant Garden's is so beautiful it almost doesn't seem like it could be a real place.  It seems like a the magical work of a painter instead. 

Jan 29, 2013 01:46 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Sharon - I have to admit I've never heard of Bodnant Gardens but you certainly describe it as a beautiful place to visit, be inspired and lull away an afternoon.    

Jan 29, 2013 04:56 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sondra-I imagine it is even more so in person. Mother nature is God's paintbrush.

Michael-I hadn't either but probably because it is in Britain.

Jan 29, 2013 10:25 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sharon, WOW, those are some BEAUTIFUL gardens, and I shall have to put this one on my bucket list.   I know Buchart Gardens in Victoria are some to see as well.

Jan 29, 2013 10:25 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Joan-They sure are and the Buchart Gardens I imagine are as well. Happy Weds

Jan 29, 2013 10:32 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sharon, I would personally love to go to Monet's sanctuary where he painted so many beautiful vistas....I also miss being a member of the Portland Japanese Gardens...I even took a gardening journal with me and drew pictures of the bamboo fencing, to which I re-created BY HAND, harvesting my own bamboo, cutting it and thrashing it together in traditional structures with jute--a lot of darned work, but I was SO proud. I made steps in the traditional manner and put in mosses to grow around them and also wrote about plants/colors and whatnot in my journal, doing much of that in my own backyard. One of my finest pieces of art to date!!

 

Jan 30, 2013 07:22 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-I will have to look that up as I never heard of it. I can only imagine how much work that was. I would love to see it sometime.

Jan 30, 2013 08:09 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Sharon,

What a lovely post and I have never heard of this place before but the pictures are beautiful. I now have another place to go to add to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 30, 2013 01:00 PM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Stunning and so gorgeous.

Feb 20, 2013 11:59 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Kristin-I apologize for missing your comment. They are beautiful. I knew you would like it.

Wendy-I totally agree

Feb 21, 2013 12:17 AM