Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Mystery Garden Tour

Last week  we joined a local mystery garden tour, and saw some very interesting places!  The first was actually a commercial place right in the village of Flesherton, mainly an art gallery, but with a very wacky fenced-in garden out back.

It had a wooden xylophone you could play, just painted 2x4's.

And a giant butterfly - this one you could put in your own garden for $250.00!

And some esoteric decor on one fence.

Along with a most interesting wire mesh mosaic.

There were some very large rusty steel chimes you could play, complete with rubber mallet to use.

 An interesting fence railing to keep you from falling off the deck.

And a very interesting exterior fence, nearly 15' tall, with a variety of unusual additions!

This is how that fence looked from the outside.  It reminded me of a weird and wacky old pirate ship.

And then it was on to the next garden, which was on a farm.  I found the cattle in the adjoining field as interesting as the garden.

And they were interested in us too!  All in all, a pleasant evening spent visiting 5 gardens.

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26 comments:

  1. What fun! Those wacky windows made me dizzy for a minute. What a cool adventure you shared with me. Thank you! :-)

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  2. Marvelously eclectic. I'd be drawn to those steel chimes.

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  3. What a great collection of photos. I love the butterfly and that pirate fence!

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  4. These are the kind of things I love, from left field and unexpected.

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  5. Looks like a fun and interesting place . We have a few places like that down here with weird and whimsical ideas for gardens one place I love here is called Winter Wheat and another one called Weeping Willows . Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  6. Boy, someone is very creative! Liked the colorful fences and the xylophone.

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  7. Wow, really odd decor! I like the deck rail.

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  8. Looks great, but the chimes are my favourite, apart from a snazzy xylophone.

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  9. Interesting to visit but not sure if I could live with such a garden. If I saw a bike parked like that in Cambridge then I'd know that drunken students had been at work.

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  10. I have to say my favourite is the butterfly metal art, nice to see some cows there, they're everywhere here :-)

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  11. I like whimsy in a garden, perhaps because there is not much in mine.

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  12. i LOVED this post! all the way through. always enjoy curious cattle lined up on a fence line, too.

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  13. Wonderful presentation of so many interesting things ands sights. Thank you for letting us enjoy with you.

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  14. Wow! You hit the fence jackpot!
    My favorite is the one with the mosiac.
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Lea

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  15. What a cool post, so many neat artsy items. The whacky windows, the pretty butterfly are wonderful. The cows and fences are a pretty scene too. Enjoy your day!

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  16. i love the cool, eclectic fences and decor!!!

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  17. Great photos. Very unique. I enjoyed all.

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  18. How nice to see all those whimsical fences. : )
    Cows are very curious aren't they.

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  19. Some very funny fences indeed.

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  20. VERY creative ways with fences but I love the last one with the cattle best.

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  21. Very cool! I would love to see these fences myself but I imagine they are a lot of work to maintain.

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  22. Wow that's quite the garden and fencing. So many fun things to look at. I like it but wouldn't want it in my yard. I also liked that last shot with the cows looking at your behind that fence.

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  23. There were a lot of fun ideas here. It looked like a good show.

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  24. I agree with TexWisGirl. This post has to win the prize for most creative fences. And, oh, the xylophone and the chimes! i wanted to play them from here :)

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  25. What a fun garden to visit (the first one)! Weird and wacky fun. Very interesting.

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