Monday, August 15, 2011

Fuller Gardens, North Hampton, NH


What a beautiful day it was this past Saturday! The sun was shining between high, thin clouds, temps in the low to mid 80's, and the perfect day to make the trip to Fuller Gardens!


Fuller Garden entrance/garden shop

There are actually several parts to Fuller Gardens:
Side Garden (aka the Rose garden which you see in this post)
Lydia Fuller Garden
Japanese Garden
and the
Front Garden
as well as a Conservatory



The view overlooking the side garden, greenhouse conservatory, and carriage house

Commissioned in the 1920's by Alvan T. Fuller for his wife, Viola, the gardens were eventually opened to the public in 1958 per Mr. Fullers request following his death.








The bee's were a buzzin' and plenty of them too! I'm generally not a big fan of bee's but they wanted nothing to do with me, just the flowers.




Most of the statuary in the gardens was brought back from trips overseas by the Fullers, including the one on the left. A work done by one of Michelangelo's understudies, E. Zochie.




There were Dahlias, too!












The Love and Peace rose, and my husband amongst the roses




I look forward to sharing more photos with you from our visit!

If you're in the area and you'd like a nice way to spend an hour, bring your camera stop by
Fuller Gardens


35 comments:

Brittan said...

fuller gardens is one of my favorite places, it is pure magic!!! and so reasonable to get in! happy to see it featured here!!!

Snappy Di said...

LOVE IT!!!! No way would my husband have gone there with me. You lucky girl!

Love the patina on that copper water fountain. Wouldn't we all love to have something like that in our backyards? You really captured the beauty of the place perfectly. :-))

nacherluver said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Amazing what was hiding behind that quaint little building. Thanks for sharing.

Karin said...

Loved my early morning virtual stroll through those lovely gardens and buildings! Thank you!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful roses ! Thanks for the tour.

Jan's camera said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I must go there. I love the photo of the fountain. Beautiful.

Carolynn said...

What a gorgeous day, indeed! We have a similar garden here, but I rarely visit it.

Tara said...

So beautiful, Saturday was a gorgeous day. I still need to make it over to Fuller Gardens!

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! These photos are amazing! Great post!

Susannah said...

Thank you for taking me to Fuller Gardens with you. These shots are wonderful. Looking forward to more.

Robin said...

Sharon, looks like a wonderful place! Very nice shots.
We have a similar place on Vancouver Island, built in an old quarry! We really like going there!

Elaine said...

What a beautiful place! Looks so peaceful.


Saturday's weather was fantastic!

missing moments said...

Such beautiful grounds! And great pics!

Mary Lou said...

Extra, super beautiful! I love the girl drinking water fountain.
My great aunt loved the peace rose and often talked of how she loved peace. People didn't realize she meant a rose..

Rose West said...

What spectacular gardens! I would love to get lost among the roses. I couldn't help noticing the beautiful New England building in the background too :)

MariCrea said...

Wow It's wonderful!
Hugs
Mari

janet said...

Beautiful...beautiful...thanks for bringing me along.

janet xox
http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I have wanted to visit the Fuller Gardens since I was a teenager, and never have! Well, it's not on my bucket list! Thank you for the beautiful photos!

Phyllis said...

Hi Sharon,

I needed to see some pretty pictures this morning and knew I could find some at your place.

I scrolled down to read your previous post - being the crazy dog lover that I am - and have to hold tears back. When I saw the first picture of the old dog, I was horrified that somebody would expose an it to waves. But as I continued to read and see the other pictures, I know you are exactly right about what he was doing. I think it was a final act of love. It is so sad and your pictures and description are quite moving. I'm glad that dog had somebody to love him so much.

And yes, you should definitely take Lily there next time and cherish that time with her.

Nancy Medina said...

Your photos are like paintings Sharon! wow!

Laura said...

Flowers are so uplifting - how beautiful!

Judy said...

Wonderful visit to the garden! Lots of great photos!
I had to go and have a cry after the next post, for the poor old dog and all the ones I have lost in my own life...

Amish Stories said...

Just thought id say hello, so greetings from Lebanon countys Amish settlement. Richard

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

So very lovely...We are neighbors, practically, and I can't believe I have never been to Fuller Gardens. In light of my profession, Id say it is a MUST SEE! Thanks so much for the lovely post and photos - glad to 'meet' you!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I have always wanted to go to Fuller Gardens. Your photos only make me want to visit even more. Lovely!

Rosie said...

Beautiful photos...makes me want to visit!

Francy said...

Hallo Sharon, I'm Francesca from the north of Italy. I follow you because your photos are spectacular.
Fuller gardens are a beautiful place!
I like so much roses especially english roses.
Have a nice day!

Bye bye Francy

June said...

This is a beautiful place through your lens. I would jump at the chance to visit this lovely garden.
Your blog is beautiful...I have so enjoyed viewing some of your posts.

Georgianna said...

Really beautiful photos of a lovely garden, Sharon! I really appreciate having a tour. Thank you!

Becky said...

Thanks for taking ne there again via your pics. I went there several times many years ago with my Aunt Sally. Beautiful gardens, beautiful day! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa RedWillow said...

So much beauty in one place.
Loved your photos . Wow.
Hope your doing well. There is a change in the air. :)

Mary said...

Whew! what a garden! My fave is the pink dahlia. There is something mesmerizing about those flowers! I love the abstract that you created with bokeh too! :)

Lynda said...

This looks like a lovely place to spend a day Sharon! Thanks for sharing it. xo

Dawn said...

The gardens are spectacular, and your photographs make me feel as if I'm right there amongst the flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Carole said...

How did I miss this post? I hope your not too busy and can show us more. Now that it's cooled off a bit I'm re-enerized to do more in my own garden. Which reminds me I need to go work on. Boy the day flies by.

Hugs,
Carole