Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Gilbraltar Gardens

A recent Rosemary House traveling herb seminar took us to several gardens in Delaware. A mere two hours away by bus, we explored gardens and hidden treasures. The Gibraltar Gardens are a little known garden in downtown Wilmington, DE. This 19th Century Estate is a part of Preservation Delaware.
This distinctive garden was designed over 100 years ago by Marian Cruger Coffin, the first female landscape architect in the United States.
The 2 acre garden is a "diamond in the rough' but with its overstuffed perennial beds, overgrown trees and shrubby roses, it is a romantic mystical place.

This was a huge three story magnolia tree.     The garden presented with 'strong bones' with its design.
The statuary in the garden was impressive and placed along a path that led directly to the tea house.


Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful place! And I did not know the name of Marian Cruger Coffin, so thank you for bringing it to our attention. (I love to study famous "first" women in history!)

Marilyn said...

How very pretty and a lovely tour!
I would love sitting in that tea house and sipping my tea even on a rainy day.