As we prepare for the Garden Bloggers Fling in San Francisco happening in a couple of days, let’s look back at last year’s gardens we visited during the Asheville Garden Bloggers Fling. It was a wonderful trip having met many bloggers and visiting many unique gardens. How many places do you know or remember?
We had great weather to visit gardens with the people of Asheville so friendly and accommodating. In a way, you expect the graciousness of those in the South. Their kind and generous reputation precedes them. I think what impressed me most was the scenery in the area. I love the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC and they just enveloped this city.
Posts on Biltmore:
I loved this Arboretum. It was a mix of the natural and the designed.
There was a lot of creativity in this town.
Posts on the Gentling Gardens:
- The Garden Bloggers Fling – The Gentling Garden
- Garden Bloggers Fling – The Many Gardens of the Gentling Property
- Fling Garden -Using Retaining Walls and Stonework
Although I don’t have many images from BB Barnes, I really liked this very large nursery. And of course made purchases while there. Loved the luncheon served too.
I wish I stayed at the White Gate. The hospitality was unmatched.
Post: White Gate Inn Gardens
As an architect, I have to say this was a highlight for me, the Bark House.
And of course, if you read here often, you know how much I love nature and Christopher’s garden is a haven for wildlife. And oh, those mountains!
All things come to an end…. so the plane took off… Philadelphia bound. This week, back to Philadelphia on the first leg of the trip to San Francisco. I have been to San Francisco before where my trip to Asheville was my first visit. There is a lot in San Francisco to see and not enough time to see it.
Off to San Francisco for lots of photographs!