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.
Neo-Roman temple used for wedding ceremonies.
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!”
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.
I have to admit that we did have a mint julep on the patio garden, complete with the silver cup !