A  Romantic Garden

Once upon a time 

you see

There was a girl like

you and me  

She wanted a garden 

That she could enhance  

She wanted a garden 

to speak of romance

She toiled and toiled

as the years went by

and at last!

With wonder

it pleased her eye...

- excerpt  from The Romantic Garden by Marion Duckworth Smith

The beautiful gardens at the Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead are the product of Marion Duckworth Smith's romantic vision. A labor of love, they are home to an immense variety of flowers, as well as garden ornaments, a gazebo, and even a gingerbread house. Click on the sections below to explore the garden through Marion's eyes...



Gingerbread House



Garden Ornaments


or click here to go straight to the Garden Gallery.


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Last Updated March 19, 2008.

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