The most frequently accessed entries on my blog are about the Bon Air Garden tour last year. I was thrilled with the 2008 selection of gardens – from a hill side full of blooming azaleas to a hidden pond retreat, from a moss garden to an outdoor Japanese bonzai bonanza. For 2009 Buford road was scheduled to be closed for the duration of the tour, and I was waiting with ticket in hand!
This year it was more of a house tour, a couple of which were also open last year. By the end of the day, I felt let down. However, in looking back at my photos, we did see some lovely homes and grounds.
Of particular note was the Adamson House at 2053 Buford Road – shown in the photos above. I was not even aware it was there – it’s completely screened by wisteria. Built in 1888 as a wood-frame Queen Anne, a new owner in 1909 stuccoed the exterior and altered the porch to a Colonial Revival state, with 10 bays, Ionic columns, a turned balustrade and a rounded corner. And the wisteria was in full bloom!