A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to visit Vizcaya, which is an extraordinary property in the Coconut Grove section of
. Built in 1916 for James Deering (of International Harvester), it is really beyond description, and definitely worth visiting. Miami
Most of these photos came from the Vizcaya website (my photos from that day were just not good), and even these don’t do justice to how beautiful this place is.
What makes Vizcaya special (in my humble opinion) is that, unlike lots of the grand house museums from the turn of the last century, the designers of Vizcaya paid as much attention to the gardens as they did to the house.
When we were in
last year, one of the gardens we visited was Hestercombe, where there are still large elements that exist as they were designed by Jekyll and Lutyens. In those gardens, there is a definite calming feeling that comes as a result of brilliantly designed spaces; strolling the gardens at Vizcaya gave me that same restful feeling, while astounding me with the sheer size and brilliant design. England
This is definitely a garden to visit if you find yourself in