It was a beautiful day and we were not the only ones with this great idea. The spaciousness of the gardens, however, made you feel like this was your private estate - a wonderful idea!Jim Gibbs traveled for 15 years covering the nation and the world viewing gardens of every style and decided that he wanted to design and build a world class garden. He spent six years looking for a suitable site with a strong source of water and beautiful mature trees covering a rolling topography. It was truly "a dream come true" when he found the most beautiful site in the nation to construct the garden. The property is 292 acres and the house and gardens include 220 acres, making it one of the nation's largest residential estate gardens.
I took a lot of photos and these are just some highlights - the gardens are definitely worth the trip and I plan to go back for other seasonal visits!
This was a wonderful visit with good friends. We even ate in the gardens - great sandwiches and a nice outdoor "picnic-like" setting.