dodgerdudetteJune 30, 2010

This public garden is located in an upscale area south of San Francisco, the former estate of a wealthy shipping family, now protected by a foundation.

Viewing Saucy across the pond From Idyllunion 7

One of many wisteria covered walls From Idyllunion 7

You can barely see an Idyll-cluster in the distance. From Idyllunion 7

Sunny D , Drema and Saucy look fetching under Sally Holmes From Idyllunion 7

If only I'd had a cool filter on my camera like V and Saucy this may have not washed out so badly--hopefully they will contribute their own views of this awesome border From Idyllunion 7

Pondering the ID.. From Idyllunion 7

If they were looking for blackspot, they probably found it ! From Idyllunion 7

The fabu-fabu knot garden From Idyllunion 7 From Idyllunion 7

Through the copper beech hedge From Idyllunion 7

The succulent-walled dovecote From Idyllunion 7 From Idyllunion 7

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What an interesting place! That dovecote is incredible! The knot garden is very, very cool. I love all the color.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 11:31AM
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Are the doves inmates or are they able to leave via the top?

I simply cannot accept that such a place indeed exists... and that the conspiracy has been so successful that its existence is within 30 miles of the Compound... ;)

Just beautiful. You must have had such a great time.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 2:54PM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Wow, wow, wow, absolutely sublime! What wonderful photos of this remarkable garden Kathy, many thanks!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 3:54PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

Our Book Club met on Monday evening to discuss The Art Instinct. Each chapter is worth an evening's debate. I made the point that a garden could be a piece of art, something the author discounts, and I think I was convincing. In any case Keeyla's gardens and the succulents and knot gardens here are further ammunition for my arguments.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 4:37PM
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Is this a thread to add pics of Filioli? Hope so, I will try to put up different ones than you have Kathy. How did I miss that Dovecote???? Must go back.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 7:40PM
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Add away Drema ! The dovecote was at the entrance to the mansion...

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 7:50PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

Running out of superlatives, folks!!!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 9:14PM
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