Sloping views and meandering pathways lead you to aspects that take your breath away.
My favorite garden, tucked into a hill, is the Japanese garden. I enjoy the melodic flow of water down into the lily pond. I walk over arching bridges and stepping stone paths slowly. There are many hidden gifts in this garden.
A cutting garden in the center of the property provides this mansion with fresh flowers for most of the year.
Pretty spectacular, yes? And this is just a glimpse. For more information about visiting Hillwood, go to www.hillwoodmuseum.org
Photographs by Thea McGinnis