Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sonnenberg Gardens...

...on Canandaigua Lake. It is now a State Historic Park run by 6 paid workers and 300 volunteers. The Thompson Family (Mr. and Mrs.) had this built in the late 1890's. It was fascinating.The Thompson Mansion:









This gorgeous structure, that I called the tree fort, was built in order to have a better view of the rose garden...gorgeous. It's all made from metal so unfortunately it's decaying...I want it!


This led to a garden that was once all in blue and white:


I will show you some more photos soon.
I just absolutely loved these gardens and the history behind them all.

12 comments:

laundrygirl said...

I love lavender and those roses are the color of the ones I carried at my wedding. My flowers were a rich deep orangy brown...

Liana Yarckin said...

just gorgeous! love the tree fort and all of the gorgeous roses!

Jennifer Richardson said...

All so beautiful
and those ROSES!!!!
-Jennifer
(really artful photography)

Nancy said...

Beautiful photographs and what an awesome place. I love that tree fort too....I can't even image living in such a place...that house is unreal....

Oh the bygone days.....

MR. GNOMES GREEN BLOG said...

The Tree fort is beautiful... that must be amazing to see in the garden

Boonie S said...

It looks divine. Thanks for bringing this to us.

All the best, Boonie

Marilyn said...

Stunning photos, thanks so much for sharing them with us.

rebekkaseale said...

Oh my, all that lavender! I bet that was so lovely!!!!!!

xx
Rebekka

lori vliegen said...

what a beautiful paradise!! and oh.....what a tree fort!!!! your photos are so pretty.....i see lots of carved stamp inspiration there!!! xox, :))

Martha Lever said...

Oh what a beautiful place---and that tree fort is wonderful---to survey the roses. Now what could be better than that?

beth said...

beautiful place....and i see that bee :)

and did you go to squam ?

DancingMooney ♥ said...

so, so so pretty! I loved the fence posts made from old trees along the roses, but well, I loved it all actually. ♥