August 5, 2022

Blog Memories: Visiting the Former Estate of Paul and Bunny Mellon in Upperville, Virginia

Here's an encore blog from my visit to Virginia last year. This one originally ran on June 9th, 2021.

I always try to make the most of every business trip I take - visiting gardens and other interesting places that inform and inspire me.

Earlier this spring, during a brief visit to Northern Virginia for a garden club appearance, I stopped in Upperville, to tour the former estate of prominent philanthropists, Paul and Rachel "Bunny" Mellon. The 700 acre property includes the Main Residence, gardens, and the Oak Spring Garden Library - all maintained by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation. OSGF is a nonprofit organization created by Bunny and dedicated to sharing her gifts and ideas. Its main mission is to support and inspire fresh thinking and bold action on the history and future of plants, including the art and culture of plants, gardens and landscapes.

Enjoy these photos.