This garden seemed to excel in nearly all ways.
The plants, exotic or ordinary, were beautifully grown and healthy.
There were unusual plants, highlights for the plant nerds among us.
Bog plants, exotic for a visitor from semi-arid California:
A garden bog. Awesome.
Skilled design and style.
Style without putting style above comfort.
Style without putting style above the health of the plants.
The front yard was a green, shady woodland.
In contrast, the exuberant back yard was open and filled with flowering perennials, succulents, and other features.
Fun objects d'arte--some playful, others elegant. None cliched, or out of place. Not too many of them. A sense of humor, yes, but also a sense of beauty.
Highly functional as a space for people as well as plants--wonderful spots to sit, and to share a meal with others, and to get warm by the firepit, or cool off in the shade, and spacious enough to feel solitary and explore a bit. The property was large enough without being a maintenance monster.
A spacious covered area for a large dining table. It was wonderful to sit and have lunch with fellow-visitors. Also super comfortable as well as beautiful.
"I can't believe how nice this is..."
Flowers! Darn it, I love flowers, and I don't care who knows it.
Clematis 'Rooguchi', maybe
All that, and...a chandelier in the greenhouse!
I really, really was impressed by Floramagoria.