A Garden in Virginia Horse Country

So here’s a garden that’s settled in among the hills, fields, and estates of Virginia’s horse country.


The owners live in a house that dates back well over 200 years.


I like this arbor festooned with Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) marking the transition between two areas of the garden.


There is a big boxwood maze with views of the fields and hills in the distance.


Oh, look! A rooster amongst the sweet peas. Judy was excited.


I thought the garden shed was quite handsome.


A tranquil water feature full of aquatic plants whose names I don’t know.


I liked the cottage garden-style flower beds full of Clematis, Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum), and summer-blooming Alliums.


We spent LOTS of time looking at the bees going crazy over the Drumstick Alliums (A. sphaerocephalon).

Three bees for the price of one digital photo – bumblebee, carpenter bee, and a little hovering guy.




Another handsome arbor.


I’m not a big fan of lawns, as you may know, but I like how this one nestles up against the stone wall and wooden chairs.


Don’t look now, but there’s a bunny rabbit spying on us from behind the Hydrangeas.

That’s all for now.

28 Comments on “A Garden in Virginia Horse Country”

      • No, I read about it, but have never seen it. We have only the common Hall’s Japanese honeysuckle, which is still my favorite, and the big Burmese honeysuckle, which I am not impressed by. I wish I could find a North American honeysuckle that is as fragrant as the Japanese honeysuckle. Our native honeysuckle is not much to look at.

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