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Thursday, 9 August 2012

The "Secret" Garden Tour

Hi everyone~ I hope you are enjoying your week!

Prince Edward Island is one of the most charming places to visit as well as live, especially this time of year. 
We not only have our most famous celebrity, Anne of Green Gables, but we have some of the most beautiful beaches north of Florida. What we lack in mountains and palm trees, we make up for with lush green pastures and bright blue skies filled with clean fresh air.

We also have some of the loveliest gardens this side of England, as you are about to see. 

Would you like to join my hubby and me for a Garden Tour? I took a lot of pictures so I will be posting this Tour in two or three different segments. 

Tucked away, off the main roads, is a charming spot enclosed by trees, and unless one is looking for it, it might never be found.
It is a magical place filled with flora and fairies; a secret place which befits a storybook.



I have called it the "Secret" Garden Tour!
Bring your umbrella or parasol and step back in time with us.... 

There were lush plants and posies to greet you even before you entered the property.


The pictures will speak for themselves.


A close-up.


As we walked on to the property, to the right, there was this lovely garden sprawled along a fence with a profusion of hostas, hydrangeas, and lilies. Across from that, one looked up into fabulous big old trees which provided lovely shade. I didn't take a picture of them. I am hoping you will use your imagination.



More hydrangeas, kissed with pink....


Among the many splendored things was one of several statues.


Shhh....listen closely! Can you hear the tinkle of fairies' laughter? 


They are everywhere!


It had rained just before we got there so there were raindrops on the flowers....


Our gracious hostess had lemonade and cookies set up in this gorgeous arbour.


Please help yourself....


A sweet spot to sit and drink in the beauty.



There were several little nooks throughout the gardens to sit and breathe in the scents and sounds of this beautiful place.


There is enchantment all around us....


"Like roses in a garden, kindness fills the air
with a certain bit of sweetness,
as it touches everywhere." ~ Helen Steiner Rice

A dear little rose bud.

"Raindrops on roses...."


And one of many adorable birdhouses....



Well, that's our tour for today. I have so much more to share with you so please join me again tomorrow. 

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

23 comments:

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

What a beautiful garden! So many gorgeous plants, what a treat. The table in the arbour looks so inviting, I could just imagine sitting there. The bird houses and the fairies just add to the enchantment. I cannot wait to see more.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh thank you so much for sharing this beautiful secret garden! I can't wait to see more!
Blessings to you,
Nancy

Penny said...

I love that arbor! Penny

Lady Linda said...

Thank you so much Sandi. As you read my blog about our anniversary, we are thinking we would love to go to your part of the world next year for our 40th! I have been dreaming about it and then your beautiful blog pops up! God is encouraging me. We need to start planning and saving!
Have a wonderful week.
Love,
Linda

Marilyn said...

A young teacher and I want to visit PEI in the summer perhaps next year. I would love to visit this magical place!! Is it open for tours? The flowers and the gardens make my heart sing! I'm looking forward to seeing more.♥♫

Willow said...

What lovely garden pictures. Sad to say the head has really done a number on our garden this year. Every thing has dried up.

akwamaryna said...

Sandi,
You have written it beautifully and you have a beautifull garden.
Hugs

Maribel G. M said...

Que lugar más bello.
He escuchado el tintineo de las hadas.
Que pena que esté tan lejos pero gracias a tí está tan cerca y todos podemos visitarlo.
Un beso querida y buen día

Apple of His Eye said...

Hi Sandi
That is so beautiful! What a lovely place! Thank you for taking us away!
Hugs
LaDonna

Bernideen said...

Of course I will join you tomorrow - this is wonderful!

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful, secret garden! Love the table set up under the arbor. And, yes, I can hear the fairies laughing. Happy Thursday! ~Michelle

relevanttealeaf said...

The Secret Garden is lovely - especially the arbor. I love how a table was set for lemonade and cookies. Can hardly wait for tomorrow's post.
~ Phyllis

Beth said...

I loved seeing this beautiful garden, Sandi. The flowers are lovely. The area where the tea table is set up is really neat!
Hugs, Beth

My Little Home and Garden said...

That is a beautiful garden and I find myself thinking of the children's novel, "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Kays Kids said...

Thank you so much for inviting me into your garden. I could even smell the freshness of the air and the perfume of the flowers.
Hugs
Kay

ARTESANATO EM GERAL said...

Olá Sandi,
Tive o prazer de conhecer a Ilha e realmente é o lugar mais bonito que já conheci. E como um sonho de fadas, também percorri esse jardim desfrutando de cada detalhe. Um sonho inesquecível.

Um abraço.

Lauriane

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

Beautiful! Travel to PEI is on my bucket list.

Lavender Cottage said...

The next best thing to being on a garden tour, is someone sharing it through their photos. The first home is delightful Sandi and I look forward to the rest of the tour.
Judith

Maggie Ann said...

A beautiful summer for gardens, I enjoyed stopping by yours....

Sarah (Nikki) said...

I love the pictures and can never get enough of hearing about PEI. It's a dream to visit one day. Wishing you a beautiful rest of the week....

Johanna said...

Hi sandi,
thank you for this spledid garden tour. There are always inspirations what to plant or tho arrange. Beside many charming pints especially the wonderful soft blue fence caught my eyes.
Best greetings, Johanna

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sandi,
What a fantastic tour of a stunning garden!!

Thanks so much for taking us along with you! I am really looking forward to seeing more...

Hugs,
Debbie

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Sandi, Sorry for not visiting sooner, been very busy here. Beautiful garden tour, is it Carolyn's. Take care.

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