Let’s lead off with a classic idyllic escape —
To a pleasure garden, a place where all is beautiful and peaceful and serene, where nature (suitably manicured and landscaped and cosseted) smiles and beckons: Come away! Rest here, and restore your soul!
This enchanted corner is in Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA, 30 minutes from Philadelphia, but a universe away from ordinary everyday life. Even on a gray day here, the world seems bright and sunny —
Chanticleer’s superb gardens were designed after such famous English models as Sissinghurst Castle Garden, the venerable home of Vita Sackville-West, herself a famous writer, but perhaps now best known as the friend and sometimes-lover of novelist Virginia Woolf. (Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes, or you will want to escape from your aching feet!)
(More photos from Chanticleer to come as we ESCAPE during the week — )