The Garden Follies at Winterthur

Winterthur is a large, impressive estate in Winterthur, Delaware; just outside of Wilmington. The property upon which the historical mansion is located was purchased in 1810, by a member of the (locally) famous du Pont family. The property changed hands over the years within the du Pont family and was built upon a little at... Continue Reading →

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Sayen Gardens – The Gem of Mercer County (Hamilton Square, NJ)

Growing up, I always looked forward to trips to Sayen Gardens with my mom and with friends. There is something special about the gardens, they can ease a troubled mind and soothe a tired soul. This is a place where one may take refuge in nature and beauty. Visit Sayen Gardens and "get lost" on... Continue Reading →

3 Reasons to Visit Grounds for Sculpture on Your Next NJ Daytrip

"It's easy sometimes to forget the simple things that give us pleasure. If we open our eyes, life is marvelous. The human spirit triumphs, if only for moments in a day. I try to have my work call attention to those moments."  - Seward Johnson Grounds for Sculpture is a beautiful sculpture garden located in... Continue Reading →

Flowers for Days – Keukenhof Gardens (Lisse, Netherlands)

The flowers in Keukenhof Gardens are so beautiful and perfect, it is almost as if you are in a dream. The Netherlands are famous for their tulips and there is certainly no shortage of them here! You can easily spend a whole day in the gardens, so give yourself plenty of time to enjoy. There are many... Continue Reading →

Calling all History Lovers! (North Jersey Weekend Trip – Part 2)

Take a peaceful walk in a beautiful park and soak up some history. There are informational signs at each point of interest, so you won't miss any bit of the story. The Jockey Hollow portion of Morristown National Historic Park in Morristown, NJ has trails and replicas of historic homes and is the perfect place for your... Continue Reading →

Weekend Trip in North Jersey (Part 1) – Frelinghuysen Arboretum

There are so many great places to see in New Jersey, but living Central Jersey, I still have not explored the Northern-most parts of the state. I decided that it was time to take a trip up there so I could discover some new favorite places. We stayed at a hotel in Parsippany, NJ which was central to some... Continue Reading →

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