Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ELK ROCK, THE GARDEN OF THE BISHOP'S CLOSE

Visiting this hidden gem has been on my to-do list for quite sometime.

Sitting on a cliff-side over looking the Willamette, is this stunningly gorgeous 13 acre English garden.

I loved everything about this garden.  The blooming plants, the foliage lined meandering paths, moss covered stones, benches to contemplate and the incredible view of Mt. Hood.
In 1957, this private garden was donated to the Diocese of Oregon, by the family, with the stipulation that it be open to the public.

There isn't a lot in bloom right now and it is stunning.  I can only imagine what it looks like in spring, in full bloom.  I'm looking forward to going back so it can take my breath away.

4 comments:

Nancy said...

It looks beautiful!!! Your dad and I will have to give it a go!!

Monica said...

Wow! This is now on my to-do list! Yet one more reason to get back up there!

Sherri said...

You seriously find the coolest places! I want to live in your trunk!

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