My final blog of the series on Kent Plantation features their beautiful gardens. I think you'll agree the gardens were worthy of a blog all their own. I was surprised to see so much in bloom. It was a sight for sore eyes. I was happy to be away from the snow and into the heart of spring. Flowers greeted us as we walked into the gift shop to purchase our tour. Perhaps the best $10 I've ever spent!
The main garden was located in the courtyard at the front of the plantation house. Like the fancy things inside the home, this garden was for show. It was a pretty view looking down from the front porch. The plants growing in the garden were exactly what you would have found in the gardens of the original owners.
Behind the main house an herb garden was planted next to the kitchen building. The herb garden was divided into three sections - culinary, aromatic and medicinal. I thought this was a great idea and something I might want to incorporate into my own gardens. I also liked the simple design.
The vegetable garden was really something to see. Asparagus, collards, all sorts of good things growing. I wish I could have entered the garden to get a better look. I'm sure I could have poked around in their veggie garden for hours.
This unique looking tree is called a live oak. The beam was placed underneath the branch to keep it off the ground and out of the way. This tree was huge! Although I'm a (somewhat) mature woman of 45, when I saw this tree all I wanted to do was climb the big bugger. It looked like the perfect place to escape, to read a book or build a tree fort. Unfortunately, I had to settle for getting my picture taken with the tree.