Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hillwood greenhouse

Tired of Hillwood yet? I promise this is the last post! The big draw at Hillwood are the gardens as I mentioned yesterday, but both outside AND indoors. I featured the Japanese garden yesterday, but the entire house is full of fresh flowers year round thanks to their very own greenhouse seen above! There are people preparing fresh arrangements everyday for each room of the house the same as when Marjorie was in residence. What a fun job!
While only the front portion of the greenhouse is open to the public, the rest of the greenhouse features 100s of varieties of flowers for cutting and placing in elaborate arrangements. The front of the greenhouse which I have pictured here had orchids of every shape, size and color. It features 3 large seperate rooms with many more closed to the public.
One way to fit in even more plants - hang them from the ceiling!
So many pretty colors!

They were categorized by type - I can appreciate the organization!
Those yellow frilly ones really remind me of an Easter bonnet!



Ok I promise that is the end of my pictures of Hillwood! Back to our regularly scheduled postings tomorrow :-)

11 comments:

columnist said...

Some familiar faces - the orchids. We have a plethora here, but I never tire of them. It's amazing the wonderful scent some of these larger varieties have.

Renee Finberg said...

i grow orchids in my yard under a particular tree.

i love them.
and they are soooo moody, they just bloom when they feel like it.

mine however, would wither and die if they could see these gorgeous creatures !

Kathleen said...

I'm enjoying the Hillwood photos very much. The next to last one is especially pretty.

pve design said...

Tired, no, green with envy and inspiration - I have always adored green houses, or atriums that were treated as such. Perhaps one day!

Anonymous said...

I love the greenhouse! this is my favorite set of pictures! Very serene. Thanks for sharing! :)

ArchitectDesign said...

I can appreciate the orchids myself, I've never had one that I didn't kill within 3 months. They hate me! I'm glad everyone appreciated the estate tour!

teaorwine said...

I was there only one time for a tour of the home and lunch nearly 15 years ago. Your postings have inspired me to visit again, in the spring.

ArchitectDesign said...

teaorwine, the best time to visit is in the spring for the gardens. The best part about visiting now though, is that there are very few visitors and you can gawk and take photos without 100s of people! I spent about 2 hours just in the icon/object cabinets looking closely at all the items!

teaorwine said...

Yes, no digital camera technology during my last visit. However, the next time I will be "snapping the digital" for sure.

Congratulations on the mention of your informative blog in the WP this morning. Always nice to be recognized!

ArchitectDesign said...

teaorwine, I had no idea Wp mentioned me! Thats awesome, I'll have to find it!

teaorwine said...

Washington Post (today), Home section, Blog watch, Terri Sapienza!