Our tour of the Sherbet Garden, which was featured as part of the Casa Linda Estates neighborhood, starts off with a look at the house surrounded with greenery, ground cover, and lawn fairly typical of front yards throughout Texas.
A peek through the gate at the pretty front courtyard.
Around back a nicely established garden and pleasant back porch overlook the lawn.
Across from the house a gargoyle lurking in the groundcover is keeping a secret. What else is back there?
It's a huge pond with an island.
After checking for cannibals I ventured across the bridge to the island. So far, so good, those koi look safe.
What do we have in this little hideaway?
An outdoor shower
Every garden needs a mirror and a place to get ready for work in the morning.
This retreat is complete with birdbath sink. A seahorse birdbath with a view of the Eiffel Tower of course.
Relax in the hammock swing and enjoy the modern electrical conveniences
While the mermaid watches from her own island
This island is complete with a lounge and outdoor kitchen
Beach pebbles between the stones adds a nice touch
Near the end of the island a petrified wood tree stump. What could this be for? Hmmm, rethinking my cannibal threat assessment.....
Look out! The trees are watching!
The pond empties into a creek which runs along the back of the island across from the pond.
A duck nesting near the bridge.
Dad is keeping a close eye on the proceedings.
Natural, secluded, and private space in this garden.
Back to the mainland and civilization to consult the timepiece in the garden.
A reminder this was my last stop on the tour.
I visited nine gardens on the tour and have posted my four favorites over the last few days. I'll post highlights from the other gardens in a final single posting.
The tour is hosted annually so if you plan to be in Dallas during late May 2014 be sure to check the White Rock East Garden Tour website for information.