Parterre: Bettie Bearden Pardee’s Garden

Before my trip to Newport in June a friend recommended a book to read in preparation…

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I read it cover to cover more than once and was so excited when I found out that Parterre, Bettie Pardee’s garden, would be included on our tour.

To get there all we had to do was walk through the hedge from Rosecliff…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

Bettie was so gracious as she led us through her beautiful garden…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

dovecote for storage…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

love the Versailles planter boxes and check out the bench created using her monogram…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

I am a fan of vertical gardening…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

creative espalier…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

couldn’t decide if the roses were my favorite…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

or the peonies…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

By the way, she has won many awards for her flowers at the Newport Flower Show!

 cluster of concrete potted boxwoods…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

pretty porch…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

she was so gracious she even invited us to walk through her gorgeous house…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

I could tell we had a lot in common…

Parterre, Bettie Bearden Pardee's garden in Newport

After returning home I quickly read her second book cover to cover…

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I’m going to highly recommend both of these for additions to your library!

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