Friday, May 11, 2012

More Old Fences

Our seniors from church visited several Virginia plantations a few years ago.  This photo was taken at Berkley Plantation - I loved the old gates.
Berkley Plantation

This fence wall was built during the years 1867 - 1871, and is what is left of the walled garden at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.  The gardens there were beautiful and are being restored, along with the 21 glasshouses that provided the plants for the gardens.

The garden was one of the last walled gardens built in Ireland during the Victorian period, and is the only one that was located in the middle of a bog.  It occupies 6 acres.

Today I am linking to Friday's Fences.


Pieces of Sunshine said...

A delightful place. I hope you were allowed to walk on the grass and come close to the flowers....

Meggie said...

Very nice...I'm also posting a fence today, but the link was broken on Jan n' Jer's blog. said...

Beautiful photos, Linda!
I noticed the linky wasn't working at Friday's Fences, so I left my link in my comment on their page.

Have a good weekend - hopefully things have settled down at your house.

TexWisGirl said...

the gardens are amazing! i love that solid wall, too!

Jann Olson said...

I love the old gates! I so want to go to Ireland someday. Thanks for the fun post.

Jann Olson said...

I love the old gates! I so want to go to Ireland someday. Thanks for the fun post.

Red said...

Unbelievable the work they went to to make a good fence. I guess it was the most available material they had and they made it look good.
Super gardens and photos.

Carletta said...

Awesome Ireland shots! I love those bluegreen doors!
I wonder how far the restoration has come since you were there.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Gorgeous pictures Linda of a beautiful place. The top shot of the gate is so pretty. The grounds are awesome and GREEN!

Anonymous said...

Some wonderful photos! We loved Berkeley Plantation.....and of course we loved Ireland but didn't see many of the beautiful gardens. We'll just have to go back!!

Pam (and Sam)

Rita said...


Your photos are amazing. What a wonderful trip you must have had to Ireland. So much beauty and history there.

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