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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

My Visit To the Enchanted Garden of Patricia and Scott Bergford in Olympia, WA

These are the pictures from my visit to the beautiful garden of Patricia and Scott Bergford in Olympia, Washington state. I'm grateful to the Petal Pushers Garden Club that arranged the visit and kindly invited me to join it. 

This is how Patricia describes their place:
"Inspired by 'Le Jardin du Cinque Sense' in an old French monastery, our Cottage style gardens cover about three acres, with two additional acres for our Hereford cattle and a miniature donkey named Mr. Ed. As the French name suggests, there is a lovely variety of smells, sounds, tastes, textures and sights to inspire and delight.
We offer a lovely formal English garden, mature topiaries, large organic vegetable gardens, 50 mature fruit trees, a secret garden swing at the end of the bamboo walk. Additionally, there are many discoveries to be made in the large strolling garden, featuring rare perennials, a large variety of ornamental trees, and a plant collector's bounty of hydrangeas. The rose collection features hybrid teas as well as old roses, climbers, ramblers, and miniatures. The clematis is allowed to ramble freely through the arbors, lilac trees, and mature roses."

As Patricia said, there were just a couple of azalea plants and a rose bush when they bought a farm 40 years ago. What we see now is certainly a labor of love. The garden is absolutely stunning.
It evoked feelings similar to those that I experienced while visiting famous gardens of England. 
Old moss-covered trees, abundance and enormous variety of plants including old-time favorites, tasteful garden decor, hidden corners with all type of treasures...

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