As I mentioned yesterday, I just came back from Historic Garden Week in Virginia. It was not my first visit to the city, but it was my first time attending this annual event that gives you access to some of Virginia’s most glorious private estates and gardens. I had a picture taking frenzy while I was there, snapping up boxwood, flowering trees, and classic colonial architecture so rich with history. I also have to admit that I indulged in some fabulous meals and picturesque wine tastings with my longest childhood friend and her mother who is a lover of all things gourmet.
Since I took so many pictures, I have to split up my post. Today, I am focusing on the two estates I was able to see on the Charlottesville tour. The first home, Morven, allowed inside photos. The second home, Bloomfield, is a private residence and only allowed photos of the exterior. The history is so rich that I don’t have time to share every detail so be sure to click the history links below for more information.
I hope you enjoy part one! See my James River Plantations visit tomorrow on TPB.
History: Morven & Bloomfield
Photos By Christina Dandar For The Potted Boxwood
There is not “nothing” to see at Morven.
The back of Morven, now owned by UVA.
The inside of the entry.
What a dining room! The Zuber wallpaper was fascinating. A different scene to see on each wall.
I love the black and white check on the hardwood. As one person phrased it, “it is glorified linoleum.”
The kitchen has red and white gingham and hints of blue and white.
Look at this trellis arch and boxwood. LOVE!
The flowering trees were amazing, the bees were most definitely not so nice.
Grassy steps to the garden.
The yet to bloom white roses and boxwood.
Morven gardens were the best of the best.
The Bloomfield house. As you can probably tell, I didn’t have time to edit these yet!
Who can do wrong with rows of boxwood.
The kitchen garden.
How does your garden grow?
A closeup of the flowers on these breathtaking trees.
A colorful spring in Virginia.
A view of the garage.
A plethora of boxwood at the Ivy nursery store. Next time I visit VA, I am bringing a U-haul!
A perfect potted boxwood.
Could you imagine spending a Saturday roaming around here!?
Vineyards at Trump Winery.
Trump winery. We had fabulous gourmet sandwiches and wine tasting.
The scenic drives, sprinkled with bits of color.
A house called “Boxwood.” After my own heart!
The private driveway of Boxwood in Ivy, VA.
A photogenic moment while driving.
Stately houses on rolling hills hidden by trees.
A boxwood farm that I captured while driving.
The amount of land people have is just unreal.
Sweet red barns.
How chic are these egg cartons?!
A fantastic gourmet market that has plenty of pots to choose from.