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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas at Sherman Library and Gardens

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by. I am taking you with me to the beautiful Sherman Library and Gardens in Newport Beach, CA to enjoy the Christmas flowers and have tea in the tea garden.  The garden is very seasonal and I recently shared with you their Art In the Garden series where I teach flower painting classes. Today I want to share with you the garden decorated for Christmas and the inspirations for our last flower painting class of the year.

The red geranium flowers beds are surrounded with parsley plants and the bright green is so festive.

The garden is located on 2.2 acres just blocks from the Pacific Ocean and is a horticultural retreat filled with seasonal flowers and plants, cactus and succulent gardens, fountains, walkways, a fabulous research library with over 25,000 books on the Pacific Southwest, gift shop, tea garden and fabulous Cafe Jardin featuring french cuisine pared with California wines.     

                             The tea garden is decorated with white Poinsettias this year.

                     We leave the tea garden and meander down the shade path to the turtle pond.

                                                           Past the succulent gardens.

Through the greenhouse.  

                                     The garden also sells plants in their gift shop.

                           Can you tell which Christmas flower the class painted?

Past the bench in the kitchen garden and into lovely room in the Cafe Jardin set up for my last "art in the garden" class where we painted Poinsettias on gift boxes and gift tags.

This was the last class for the year and I am so blessed to have the garden invite me back to teach seasonal flower painting classes open to painters and non painters throughout 2017.

Thank you for stopping by. I sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those following my blog.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings,  Erin
                      "The meditation of my heart shall be understanding."  Psalm  49:3

1 comment:

Sue Kosec said...

Such beauty! Thank you for capturing it all so perfectly, Erin.

Merry Christmas ...