Detail of boxwood and one of the corner towers in the walled "secret" garden, Governor's Palace
Recently, I had the opportunity to tour the beautiful grounds of Colonial Williamsburg's Governor's Palace. (For a beautiful map of most of the gardens of Williamsburg, which collectively cover 90+ acres of the city, please click here.) The gardens were lovingly restored over a period of some thirty years, from 1930-1960. The Governor's Palace gardens, which encompass 10 acres, feature miles of boxwood plantings, "falling gardens" (or terraces), a canal to nowhere (click here to read more about that) and perhaps even a Revolutionary ghost or two.
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