Friday, December 22, 2017

Longwood Gardens at Christmas!

 is always on the Winter Bucket List,
and it is by far the prettiest place we visit at Christmastime.

The Parterre Garden
Thousands of "floating" cranberries and apples, 
gilded walnuts and plant material create this intricate pattern in the French Parterre Garden.
Parterre Gardens originated in Italy during the 15th century 
and were perfected in the 17th century in France.

It is hard to believe that all these apples, cranberries and walnuts
are floating above the floor.
The wreaths on the far wall are made from the same materials!


  1. Hello, Debbie! Longwood Gardens is a great place to go to during the Christmas season. They trees and decorations are stunning.
    The Parterre garden is amazing. Beautiful photos. Glad you could tick another thing off your bucket list. Have a happy day and weekend. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Oh wow....look at those apples! always find the most interesting places to take us too. Thanks for always sharing.

  3. How incredible! I would never have seen it, Debbie. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Oh, Debbie!!! I so agree this is the MOST beautiful place!!! Amazingly beautiful!!!
    It must be cold there! I don't think I have ever seen you wear boots before!! As always, my favorite photos are the ones of Y'ALL!!

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  6. How gorgeous, Debbie. I like the pics of you and hubs also, but where ARE your flip flops? :)


    1. hehehe, it was 20 degrees outside, there was a huge beautiful light display outside so i had to wear "the boots"!!!

  7. Oh wow! This place is soooo beautiful.I love all the trees and that festive table is gorgeous. The final picture with the floating fruit is amazing.

  8. Here's to greenhouses in winter. I wish there was one close by us.

  9. I thought we might hear about Longwood Gardens before Christmas! That floating parterre garden is stunning!

  10. What a wonderful place Longwood Gardens is... I always enjoy seeing it through your eyes Debbie. The Christmas table is gorgeous and the Partere is nothing short of incredible.
    Both of you look lovely. Cheers and hugs xx

  11. Yeah, that's gorgeous! I see why you love visiting!

  12. What a wonderful place and the Parterre Garden is extra special.

    All the best Jan

  13. Wow, I can see why this is on your bucket list. I remember other Christmas posts of this one.. Amazing photos and of course extra special ones of the two of you. I continue to enjoy seeing you in red. The Parterre Garden is amazing and so creative. Thanks for sharing all the beauty that you are blesses to see.
    Loving thoughts and hugs!

  14. Oh my, what an amazing place. All those Christmas trees and stunning decorations. I always love the photos of you and your husband, Debbie. Your infectious smiles always warm my heart.