When we purchased our land in 1992, it was an unadorned, empty lawn with a small fruit orchard, invasive plants and some non-native foundation plantings. Over these many years, we have planted hundreds of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, grasses and bulbs to improve the environment and benefit the fauna that surrounds us.
Our goal is to provide our guests with a unique tour of our three acre garden describing and showing its diversity of native and some non-native plants along with the diversity of fauna that reside here.
Our guided tours focus on what interests you. Also, what you can do to capture your own rain water, grow your own vegetables, encourage native birds and bees to reside in your garden, use organic techniques, and more.
Like the Pleasure Gardens of England's 18th and 19th century, conversational areas are nestled into the garden, or under arbors, and are designed to allow our guests an opportunity to rest and contemplate nature's wonders.
Each garden area is a study of textures and forms, broad vistas or intimate settings, color and diversity. Grassy areas, benches, swings, arbors and conversational areas are nestled into and around the garden for picnics before or after your garden tour.
Like the Pleasure Gardens of old, we will stroll with you, at your leisure, over the many grassy, mulched and easy woodland paths. Landscaped areas, mountain vistas and unique plantings, are woven together over the gentle terrain.
We consider our beautiful land a park, an animal habitat, a bird santuary...
a Pleasure Garden.
As our guest, we hope you relax, listen to the birds, enjoy the plants, and take home ideas you can use in your garden.
Lesley, Tom and Moon
Pleasure Gardens were the amusement parks of Georgian England, during the 18th and 19th centuries, allowing visitors a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life while offering them a variety of picturesque gardens, strolling paths, musical concerts, al fresco dining, waterfalls, fountain displays, dancing, and even firework shows.
There existed an attraction for almost everyone of every taste, not least important among them being the chance to see and be seen by members of London high society.