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
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