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October 28th, 2015

I can’t believe I never really posted photos of many of the gardens I visited last year when my mom and I went to Seattle. That’s the nature of the game, when I travel I end up behind both at work and in the garden. My return home is filled with too much paid work and I forget about things like looking through photos to post on the blog.
Herronswood hedge garden 1
Herronswood hedge garden 2
Heronswood has been on my “must-see” list for years, many, many years. Whenever I happened to be in the area it was closed or up for sale. Thankfully, I was able to schedule a private tour for my mom and I and a few blog readers who met up with us. It wasn’t the best day for a tour, the lighting wasn’t great, but we still enjoyed ourselves. The formal hedge garden was the part of the garden I was most excited about seeing and it didn’t disappoint.
Herronswood hedge garden 3
Herronswood hedge garden 6
The neatly trimmed arched hedges were simply stunning, something that I have always admired and would love to find a place to incorporate something like it here at Chiot’s Run. What struck me most about this garden is that it was so small. It would be something that would easily fit into a small city garden and is the perfect way to break up a very large garden.
Herronswood hedge garden 4
Herronswood hedge garden 5
If you’re bored of photos of this one part of the garden, too bad. It was the reason I came to visit this garden and I wanted to capture it from every angle (this is only a small portion of the photos of this part of the garden).
Herronswood hedge garden 7
Herronswood hedge garden 8
This garden was everything I expected it to be, and more. I won’t go into all to details, you can research that on your own. And beside, photos are much better than words anyways. Come back tomorrow for more photos of the other parts of this lovely garden.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.