"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies, but never grows to the enduring happiness that the love of gardening gives." – Gertrude Jekyll (2016) ‘Wood and Garden – Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working Amateur’ Read Books Ltd
"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." – Francis Bacon (1625) Essays ‘Of Gardens’
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." – Greek proverb
There were two foot bridges in the garden, the red one above and this white one. They were both beautiful.
"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway." – Michael Pollan (2007) ‘Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education’ p.64, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
The plantation home.
And then we left Magnolia Plantation and drove 3 more miles down the same road to Millerton Plantation. It didn't have as many tourist and was actually quite peaceful to walk the grounds. The plantation home had burned down many years ago, but the little chapel and several small buildings still stood.
Because there were fewer people we saw more wildlife. In this little lake fish were jumping.
The main reason I wanted to go to Millerton Plantation is because of this restaurant. When I was doing my research I read that the woman that originally prepared the food made old family recipes. We weren't very hungry; so we had a light lunch of she-crab soup and macaroni and cheese balls. I had never had either of these before; so I was intrigued. They were good.