There were two open gardens at the Garden Conservancy Open Days this past Sunday. One was Mettawa Manor, the other was in Highland Park.
The Highland Park home does not have the celebrity of Mettawa Manor, but, it is rich in architecture and lush in texture. The wooden bench, above, is just one of many features in this garden that were both beautiful and inspiring.
This bench also provided these two characters, who were flitting about, a quiet spot to rest their feet after oohing and ahhh-ing as they strolled about and had a delightful time talking with the homeowner.
Since I was one of those characters, the one who talks too much, I’ll be silent now and show you a few highlights from the Highland Park garden,
“I think I hear someone calling your name, Penny” said Tom.
“Look who it is”
How nice it was to run into Jan and Mike.
Meanwhile, back at the Manor . . .
Speaking of manor houses, look what’s coming to Chicago’s Driehouse Museum.
image from here.