This is a view of the front of Boscobel, it has a very long and beautiful lawn leading down to the Hudson River....what a view.
This is a view of the Hudson River from the tip of the front yard. I live right across the river at West Point.
This is an overall view of the rose garden. Where you might ask are all the roses?? Well, it would appear we were out of luck in that department, I think we came at just the right time to catch everything inbetween blooming cycles. DRAT!!! Well, let me tell you, when it is in bloom, it is really lovely.
The nicest thing about this visit is that they recently opened a new art gallery in the bottom floor of the house, it has its entrance right off the non blooming rose garden. This summer Boscobel has assembled a collection of 29 of the most gorgeous paintings of the Hudson River School Artists. It was a very intimate, pleasant setting to view these gorgeous and famous paintings in. Some of the artists being shown were: Samuel Coleman, Jasper Cropsey, Thomas Rossiter and John Ferguson Weir, just to name a few. The work is absolutely gorgeous and is on loan here from private collections as well as from other galleries, until Oct 1st.
This is the fountain in the rose garden....even though the roses were not cooperating for me, the fountain looked beautiful.
This is a photo of the entrance to the large herb garden. As you can see, the walk way is lined with sweet smelling lavender.
The herb house as I like to call it. Seems a little too big to call a shed. There is a green house area on the other side that is currently undergoing restoration.
Each year, this walk way is filled with grapes. When we were here visiting last August, we were eating them right off the vine.
Some very lovely flowers were growing in the herb garden as well and they were attracting lots of bugs and butterflies.