Historic Kenmore is known for many things; for being the home of Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis, for its Georgian-style brick architecture, its famous ornate decorative plaster ceilings, and, last but not least, for its beautiful gardens. Unfortunately, today only three out of Kenmore’s nearly 1300 original acres remain but with the help of The … Continue reading The Gardens of Historic Kenmore
Flowers of Kenmore [Photos]
While Historic Kenmore remains closed temporarily because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, nature's seasons move forward as normal. One of the highlights of spring in Kenmore's gardens is the first blooms of our tulips and other flowers. Since visitors cannot see the beauty of these flowers in person, we wanted to share some photos for … Continue reading Flowers of Kenmore [Photos]
Snow at George Washington’s Ferry Farm & Historic Kenmore
Historic Kenmore and George Washington's Ferry Farm experienced a snowstorm on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Our staff took these photos of the snowfall from around the Lewis and Washington homes. We also setup a timelapse camera at the Ferry Farm Visitors Center to capture the snowfall over the course of the storm. Closely watch the … Continue reading Snow at George Washington’s Ferry Farm & Historic Kenmore
Beautiful flowers are in bloom in the demonstration garden at George Washington's Ferry Farm!
Restoring Kenmore’s Gardens
While the various restorations of Kenmore itself over the years are usually the star attraction for visitors to the site, there was another restoration, equally as important, that occurred on the property in its early years as a museum. Kenmore’s gardens are well-known for their beauty now, but when the Kenmore Association acquired the property … Continue reading Restoring Kenmore’s Gardens
Photos: Fall at Ferry Farm
Scenes from a recent autumn stroll around George Washington's Ferry Farm. This semester's Fleming-Smith Scholar Courtney Kuzemchak, a student at the University of Mary Washington, captured these seasonal images. You can see photos of Ferry Farm in winter here and a video from summer here.
White Snow. Blue Skies.
About a month ago on "Lives & Legacies," we shared a gallery of photos showing snow-covered Historic Kenmore and George Washington's Ferry Farm in years past. That post especially focused on snowy scenes of Kenmore. With snow from yesterday's storm still on the ground under beautiful sun-filled blue skies, we thought we ought to share a few more … Continue reading White Snow. Blue Skies.
This year, we've not had a particularly photographic snow at George Washington's Ferry Farm or Historic Kenmore... yet. Snow eventually will come but, until then, we're sharing some of our best snowy photos from last year and from ten years ago.