If you turn right outside the Visitors Center you’ll walk right into the Fuchsia Garden.
Dozens of enormous hardy fuchsias grow there on the hillsid . Some are 6 to 7 foot high.
Since we haven’t had any frost around the area fuchsias are still in full bloom.
The path down the hill meanders past these incredible blossoms and a butterfly bench.
Sit down for a moment and look at those fuchsia blooms.
Looking back up towards the now hidden from view butterfly bench.
These fuchsias were unbelievable!
Quince tree in the Edible Garden
The Edible Garden viewed from the the butterfly bench
Strawberry Tree in the Edible Garden
A flowerbed in the Medicinal Garden
A flock of European starlings congregating in the tree tops
Grapes ready to be harvested in the Market Garden
A small orchard in the Market Garden area
Near the Market Garden grow grapes and hops on a very long, curved arbor.
There’s a bench underneath it where I sat and watched some tiny birds feast on the grapes.
Then I went off to check out …
… to be continued …