February 28, 2024

A Visit to Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

During the cold Northeast winters, it's nice to head south and visit gardens flourishing with lush green foliage.

During a short weekend trip to Florida, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, visited Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, previously known as Villa Vizcaya, the former winter residence of businessman James Deering of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune on Biscayne Bay. The extraordinary early 20th century estate includes Italian Renaissance-inspired gardens, statues, fountains, and a beautiful collection of plantings.

Here are some photos, enjoy.