Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring in Colonial Williamsburg Part II

Yesterday I showed you around Colonial Williamsburg (CW) from our visit last May. Today I wanted to show you around some more from the same visit, with maybe a few more recognizable buildings in the mix. Oh, and that Colonial Garden we always make a habit of walking through to see the wares, and flora and fauna they  have for sale.


(all photos taken with a canon powershot 870 IS {except last two taken with my cell phone} and edited in google+)
bird whistles at Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com
Inside a shop.

Colonial Williamsburg gardens in spring via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg period buildings via foobella.blogspot.com
Just one of many tiny buildings in this little city.

Compton Oak Tree in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com
The Compton Oak
I was looking for information for this tree above, because it's massive and a favorite for everyone who visits. Well, I found this interesting google maps site for The Williamsburg Heritage Tree Program. The Compton Oak, which is on East Nicholson Street across from the St. George Tucker house, is a National Champion. If you see it in person, you will know why. It's stunning.


                               
                                             View Williamsburg's Heritage Tree Program in a larger map

The Magazine in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com
The Magazine

The Courthouse in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com
The Courthouse

Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com
The Governor's Palace
All three buildings above, The Magazine, the Courthouse, and the Governor's Palace, you will need a ticket to enter. I have yet to go in the Courthouse, but we went into the magazine on our visit last May.

English Garden in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

English Garden in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com
The garden above is next to the Colonial Garden shop. As I said, many places at CW you will need a ticket to enter, even some of the gardens, but you can see this one on Duke Of Gloucester Street, which is basically the "Main Street" of Colonial Williamsburg. You'll know you need a ticket to enter a garden, building, or shop if there is a British flag (Union Jack) flying at the entrance.

Colonial Williamsburg gardens in spring via foobella.blogspot.com


Colonial Garden in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Here is the Colonial Garden, where you can take home a piece of Colonial times.  This shop is open to the public.

Colonial Garden in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Garden in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Johnn Jump-ups in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Garden pottery in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Garden in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

I will leave you with these last photos, which actually were taken on our last visit a few weeks ago. 

daffodils in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

daffodils in Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

The daffodils are always the first to pop up.

Colonial Williamsburg is a must see if you love American History and gardens, and learning about colonial living.  I like to think of CW as being our area's "baby" Central Park. =)

3 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to display baskets! And that hedge/field of Johnny Jump-ups just steals my heart! So very glad you posted these wonderful photos and info, Bella!

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    1. Isn't that great with the baskets? And it's so funny you mention the johnny jump-ups, because I had no idea what they were called until I happened to see them mentioned somewhere else today! They are so pretty!

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  2. HI Bella!,I love your blog ! You have a new follower from Chile
    Angélica

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