Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Garden Interest: Temples of Love

Temple of Love - Martin Viette Nursery - East Norwich, New York

Temple of Love - Maymont - Richmond, Virginia

My favorite view of these structures is not from the outside. But, from a seat in the center of the temple. Looking up.

I have seen these Temples of Love in many Gilded Era estate gardens - perched on the edge of a hill or set lake-side looking up at the house. The seats were perfect, I imagine, for big skirts and fancy suits circa 1910. For teas and picnics. And thankfully, these days, for the derrieres of the hoi polloi.

Temple of Love - Old Westbury Gardens - Old Westbury, New York

1 comment:

SilverMonk Design said...

thanks for sharing your gardening experience. Like it!