Saturday, September 5, 2015

Reynolda Conservatory

The city I live in was greatly shaped by a man named RJ Reynolds, and his tobacco company. He and his wife built a sprawling estate in the early 1900s which included a working farm and an extensive garden. Today, the house is a museum and the gardens are free for the public to explore and admire.

The Conservatory is easily my favorite part. It is used for educational purposes and classes are held there every so often

 
Something about the organized clutter of pots, and plants of all shapes and sizes clustered together makes me happy when I look at it.
 
 
They make use of every surface, even the ceiling!


The very back is dedicated to propagating new plants. It's fun to be able to explore and see what they have newly growing.
 

I am always drooling over their massive orchid collection. They have so many unique species.



I think I could spend days in this lovely place!
 
I want to make a point to come here more often. Especially since it's only a short drive up the road and it doesn't cost anything to have a look around.



7 comments:

  1. Oh my, how lovely!! I love that wording, "organized clutter". What a perfect way to put it. You're so right, this makes me happy.

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  2. What a beautiful place! I love greenhouses like this one and I also love botanical gardens... I can spend hours walking around in botanical gardens, looking at flowers and trees :)
    Thanks a lot for your last comment : )
    Xx
    Larissa
    cenestquedelachance.blogspot.de

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  3. So pretty, it looks like it'd be lovely to go inside, great you had the opportunity.

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  4. Definitely my kind of place! I love going any time of the year, plus in the winter, it's a great way to warm up :)

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  5. Oh I love how they made use of the ceiling too!

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  6. That is the greenhouse of my dreams!
    Its so grand and filled with beautiful exotic wonderful plants. Your terrific photos make me wonder why I haven't gone exploring there all summer!

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