Where do they go in the winter? These fences are normally hung with all kinds of arts, crafts and souveniers to tempt the many visitors to the gardens.
I've heard of living walls, but living gates? The moss on the main gates enhance the details on the wrought iron.
The morning sun lights up the changing leaves by the stream.
These wonderful evergreen shrubs will keep you entranced all year long.Their bell shaped flowers will attract your attention even in the fall, before they open in the spring. The young new leaves in the spring are brightly colored and from afar can be mistaken for flowers.
Looks like a great spot for a vacation! Now that the leaves are gone it's not as easy to imagine yourself in the middle of the woods.
One of several urns, which along with the statues of Ceres, Flora and Diana, were donated to the Gardens by Sir William Young. They are slated for rejuvenation in the near future.
Living up to it's name, this Quercus rubra (Red oak tree) puts on a lovely display by the lower bridge.
A reflective mallard.
At 8AM few of us have the luxury of spending time in the Gardens. Some lucky local residents use the gardens as a shortcut to work. That would start the day off right!
One of my favorite trees, Salix, (Willow tree), especially when their graceful branches weep into the water. They are know for their remarkable toughness, and tenacity to life. This one's for my mum.
Now's the time to admire the 'bones' of the Gardens.