Yes. Florence Welborn wanted to fashion her Tacoma garden on an Italian villa, so she did. Complete with clipped box parterres, fountains, statuary, urns, and balustrades imported from Italy, her garden invites the visitor to feel a sense of nostalgia. We did, as we toured her garden, open with the NPA, on Saturday, May 29th.
A peek through the fence lets you get a clue of what's coming.
A big redwood tree lets you know you aren't really in Italy.
Old laurel hedge shrubs have been pruned up to look like Mediterranean trees.
The rose bower is glorious.
A stone wall has been built in seating.
A trickling water feature adds water music/
An upper level deck provides views of the garden below.
This looks like a great place for latte.