Summer Garden Tour Next Stop: Formal Parterre Garden and Allee

 This beautiful allee of carpinus trees guides the casual stroller along a pea gravel path to a wrought iron gate that leads you down steps to the banks of the Delaware River.

This beautiful allee of carpinus trees guides the casual stroller along a pea gravel path to a wrought iron gate that leads you down steps to the banks of the Delaware River.

Irwin Weiner ASID - Perfect hot summer weather greeted us as Jay and I went with friends Ed and Rick to the 2014 New Hope Historical Society Garden Tour. A true highlight of the six gardens we saw was a formal parterre garden lines by an allee of carpinus trees (ah, those trees were trained within an inch of their lives and were truly magnificent!). While a formal garden isn't my personal style, there's much to love about the great design and execution of this space, combining beautiful views of the Delaware River with a garden to die for. 

 Walking along the allee towards the parterre garden entrance. Note the lovely three-trunk sycamore on the right.

Walking along the allee towards the parterre garden entrance. Note the lovely three-trunk sycamore on the right.