Ridgely Historic Gardens

Tiered flower beds bracketing the entranceway Gardener's cabin was already present in the 1932 landscape plan.  Greenhouse has been rebuilt on pre-existing foundation. Centered on statue in upper fish pond: framed by stalks of two privets with pompoms (not pictured), and zinnias and other flowers in foreground. A half-circle flower bed against turn-of-Century stone wall with original plantings of blue woodland phlox and red tulips. Moon garden with statue between drifts of coneflowers ('milkshake') and other white-blooming flowers. Milkweed flower and monarch caterpillar in butterfly garden. Wisteria blooms on an arbor at Ridgely Historic Gardens. Heirloom daffodils of Ridgely Historic Gardens represent one of the most diverse collections in the Alleghany Highlands. white candytuft, blue Brunnera and red Azalea flowers alone an old dry stacked stone wall at Ridgely Historic Gardens.
Entranceway to Ridgely Historic Gardens
Address
118 First Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Clifton Forge (city)
cell: (540) 620-2400
garden email ridgelygardens@gmail.com

Ridgely Gardens is a mountainside property overlooking the historic town of Clifton Forge, Virginia. Beginning in 1902, this two-acre privately-owned garden property was gradually carved into the steep southern face of Fore Mountain in the highlands of Alleghany County. Stone walks, steps, walls, and ponds combined with old boxwood hedges, and defined flowerbeds give the garden structure, dimension and a distinct mountainside ambience.




Last Updated: 11/13/2012 3:28 PM
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