Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tryon Palace Gardens


Located in New Bern, North Carolina, the Tryon Palace gardens surround the Governor's Palace and cover 14 acres.  They were designed by landscape architect, Morley Jeffers Williams in the 1950s, and are in the style of formal 18th century European gardens.

Formal box shrubs line red brick paths.  Seasonal flowers add color within the geometric shapes of the shrubs. In the spring, visitors will see daffodils and tulips, in the summer, marigolds and celosia, and in the fall, mums.

Tours of the Governor's Palace and the Dixon and Stanly houses which are on the property are also available.  Visitors can expect to see tour guides dressed in period clothing of the late 1700s as the history of the area is explained.

  
The gardens are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children.

21 comments:

  1. Hey, I've been there! Long time ago, but that's one garden I've actually visited.

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    1. Awesome! I've got another one you may have seen for my next post.

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  2. Hi Sherry,

    I haven't visited there, unlike Alex. However, it looks like just the place for a blogger get together. Looks a very nice place. Thank you and enjoy your Sunday, Sherry.

    Gary

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  3. Hi, Sherry. Hope your summer is going well. Looks like a beautiful garden to visit. I like Klahanie's idea of a blogger get-together. Maybe one day. : )

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    1. Wouldn't that be nice? Maybe we can arrange a time and place and get together.

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  4. I live an hour away and our photo club has visited on several occasions. They have several gardens and a couple water features. I even have one of my fountain shots on my main website. The house and grounds are a good tour, too.

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    1. It's a beautiful place for photo opportunities. Glad you've seen this one!

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    2. And I featured Tyron Palace today at my blog.

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  5. Hi Sherry .. the gardens look amazing and it's obviously great for viewing .. as Diane has been round with her photography group .. and looking at your pictures I can see why.

    Having the opportunity to see the house and grounds in a tour sound good .. cheers Hilary

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    1. This is a really nice garden. It's nice that a couple of bloggers have had the opportunity to see it!

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  6. love NC, so no doubt i'd love this.

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  7. I love house tour and garden tour combos. Looks quite lovely

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    1. It really is. You'd enjoy this place.

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  8. It does, indeed, look very European. The second picture is very much like our local park (Valentine's) with it's walled garden-cafe, Are these kind of places municipal or privately owned?
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    1. Municipal. That's why it's open to the public. Your local park must be lovely!

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  9. Absolutely stunning. I love gardens. Longwood Gardens in Pa is one of my most favorite places to visit. Some day I would like to visit this garden, it looks spectacular. Thanks for letting me visit.
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    1. Longwood Gardens is a beautiful place! I've featured it on one of my posts a while ago.

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