Took advantage of a rare week day off and gorgeous weather to explore a historic garden. The Green Spring Gardens have been around since 1784. But honestly? It was too lovely a day to spend much time absorbing historic facts or Latin plant names.
It was simply a day to wander around.
While there were Dogwoods in the Napa Valley, I've never seen them like this~stunning! As they are the state flower here, they are everywhere.
Saw a sign for a garden shop during the drive, which I believe wins cleverest shop title ever: Holly, Wood, & Vine.
A glimpse of the original manor house.
I want to like lilacs, but find their scent too cloying and overwhelming. Guess I'll stick to admiring their colour.