Just returned yesterday from a tour of a spectacular private garden on Lake Martin, Alabama. Images are large, please allow a few moments for them to load. Enjoy!
bright yellow lilies frame a water view Image ©Color Calling
Garden Room at the Entrance with large urn focal point Image © Color Calling
Hydrangea above and below Images ©Color Calling
Purple Clematis Image ©Color Calling
Cherub playing his flute, as a charming fountain Image ©Color Calling
Another garden room with a very different fountain Image ©Color Calling
Waterfall in the Garden Image ©Color Calling
This cave is accessible to the left of the waterfall. Image ©Color Calling
This view is behind the waterfall, from inside the cave! Image ©Color Calling
The large garden, spread over several acres, includes at least two dozen garden rooms, as well as numerous places to sit and enjoy the spectacular vistas over the lake. Here is my favorite part. Can you believe that this garden has a wine cellar?
Beautiful high lake view near wine cellar entrance Image ©Color Calling
The wine cellar is entered from the outside, just to the right of the above photograph. A large arched oak door marks the entrance (I could not get a photograph of the door due to our tour-goers’ entering and exiting). The cellar’s interior drew special awe from our visiting group of gardeners:
Expansive Wine Cellar Image ©Color Calling
White wines are usually stored near the bottom where it is coolest Image ©Color Calling
Entering the tasting room Image ©Color Calling
Statuary in the tasting room, depicting both saint and sinner Images ©Color Calling
Murals were painted by art students from nearby Auburn University Image ©Color Calling
Returning to the garden, more garden rooms and interesting focal points.
Statuary bust resting in a fern glade Image ©Color Calling
restful arbor Image ©Color Calling
Cool and Verdant Fern Glade Image ©Color Calling
Ceramics are thoughtfully placed throughout the garden Image ©Color Calling
Handrails over steps lead swimmers down into the water Image ©Color Calling
Focal urn at water’s edge Image ©Color Calling
I hope you have enjoyed the tour of this wonderful garden!