Thursday, August 29, 2019

Cranbrook Gardens

Before I explored the Cranbrook Museum, I went to the Cranbrook House. It's an English-Tudor estate of the Cranbrook’s founders. It was built in 1908 by a Detroit architect and is the oldest surviving manor home in the Detroit area. 
You can tour the house, but I just wandered around the 40 acres of beautiful gardens featuring amazing fountains and statues. I love European planned gardens and these were gorgeous. At every turn were fountains or the smell of flowers, and views of lower gardens from the variety of terraces. I can only imagine having the chance to have lived on those grounds!

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a spirit of simplicity said... {Reply}

Beautiful. I probably would have taken the grounds instead of the interior of the house as well. At first I thought you might have been in England. Have you ever seen the show about the Cranbook ladies on PBS? It’s very good and it has Dame Judy Dench and Maggie Smith in it.

Shelbee on the Edge said... {Reply}

Oh how beautiful, Tamar! I need to find places like this to take outfit photos! Lol.


Mary K. said... {Reply}

It certainly would be amazing to live in this beautiful place and walk around the gardens. A true feast.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

What a stunning property. I love Tudor style homes!

Tom said... {Reply}

...OK, you have sold me on a trip to Detroit., I'll start packing.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

You did so many cool things in Detroit. I love gardens like that!

Grace Liang said... {Reply}

What a gorgeous place to visit. Thank you for sharing! Those gardens are absolutely beautiful!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said... {Reply}

This is such a beautiful post. I know how hard it is to capture the elegance of the surroundings there are Cranbrook.

LA Paylor said... {Reply}

what a place of beauty.... and great captures on it. Love the statues... i heard there was a planned statue of a nude in our town (Aurora CO) but a man had a fit that his daughter might see a breast so the sculptor was told to put a drape on it. Oy vey.

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

That is such a beautiful place. Wow. Thanks for sharing with us. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

Lea said... {Reply}

So much beauty is overwhelming! Thanks for sharing!

Mother of 3 said... {Reply}

What a neat place to explore! Beautiful photos as always.

Tea With Jennifer said... {Reply}

Stunning property & photos! I enjoyed walking around the garden.
Thank you & Blessings,

Ida said... {Reply}

What a lovely place this looks to be. Loved your photos. Especially the flowers, the blue window and the allium buds.