Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Inspirational Image - Garden Castles

Harry Barber's Miniature Castles (1920s-66)

Harry Barber's Miniature Castles (1920s-66)

Harry Barber's Miniature Castles (1920s-66)

All from Harry's Miniature Castles (1920s - 1966)

Throughout South Hero, Vermont USA • For over thirty years, gardener Harry Barber found a unique way to blend his native country of Switzerland with his new home in Vermont. He created miniature buildings from local Vermont field stone. Five castles, three houses, and several garden structures remain in the Islands. They vary in complexity. Some castles feature glazed windows, interior fireplaces, or dungeons. Others are wired for electricity and have the capability of running water in the moat. … All his creations are privately owned, and public access is not permitted; however four out of the five castles can be seen from the road. – From a brochure issued by the Lake Champlain Bikeways.

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  1. Very nice. Too bad they're "closed to the public," as it were.

    But I can appreciate those folks not wanting to have their lawns trampled to death.

    A gardener with the "soul" of a stone mason -- very nice.

    And I'm still trying to figure out how to sway the Corgis! ;)


  2. Those remind me of Shangri-La in North Carolina

    One set of pictures

    If you search on Google you can find more.