Anyways...as I was saying, I love Newport and one of the things I love the most about Newport are the world famous mansions. If you don't have a clue as to what I am talking about just google Newport, RI mansions and you will soon see! Again, it's history and as I've said I love history.
Three years ago they were looking for volunteers to help out at the mansions and so I signed up! I'm quite proud to say that I have been a garden volunteer at The Elms, which is my favorite of "The Cottages" as they were called back then, for three years. I weed, trim, and clean out the beautiful sunken garden in the back of the house. This is the garden....
This is what the front of The Elms looks like, and by the way, the Berwinds, who built and owned The Elms, are my most favorite family of I suppose you could call "Old Newport"
As I said, this will be my third year helping out at The Elms and I so love doing it, but I have always wanted to do something more for The Preservation Society. Lucky for me there was an opening at Chateau Su Mer, which is just down the street from The Elms. I will be volunteering the garden behind the cottage once again. I start on Monday and I am really looking forwards to it! This is what Chateau Sur Mur looks like from the front. I didn't get a chance to take a photo of the garden yet, unfortunately, but isn't the house beautiful?!?