The Gardens of Monmouth Inn

The breathtaking gardens of the Inn merge into 26 acres of land. The summit is tiers of Italian gardens.  It is formal in design, with several fountains for the water element. There is a formal pathway  with private spaces with green being the predominate color.  There is also a Roman Revival Temple, not shown in this picture, where weddings are held.

The English garden elements meander into the Italian garden.  There are perennials, colorful annuals, the all important herb or kitchen garden, low manicured hedges and the roses. If you have visited the United Kingdom, I am sure you have noticed that no matter how simple the home, there are fragrant blooming roses either in the front or back garden.

And in the garden, there is even a Monet -Giverny bridge perfect for wedding pictures.

 

Pergola

Sanctuary

Neo-Roman temple used for wedding ceremonies.

Monmouth Historic Inn Courtyard

One morning as  we were strolling through the landscape, we came across one of the gardeners. I asked how many there are to keep the grounds so well manicured.  He said that there are three full-time  gardeners who must have very specific areas and duties.

Here is a spring picture framed with prolific azaleas  and Spanish Moss on t he right. It is so wispy and mysterious and  a good metaphor for the “Old South!”

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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2 Responses to The Gardens of Monmouth Inn

  1. Angie says:

    It’s breathtaking Anne. I love the scenery, especially the “Southern” style mansion at the bottom. Now I’m thinking South Carolina, hoop skirts and mint juleps, even though I hate the julep part of the drink. Just make lemonade with lots of mint and I’ll take it by the gallon.

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