Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Visiting Gardens at Napa Valley: Farmstead and French Laundry Garden

The lovely Napa Valley is only 1.5 hours away from Bay Area so it always been our top option whenever we need to go for couple getaway. We first went there for our first anniversary. We went for the wine train ride and lunch followed with a mud bath. It was an interesting experience. The second time was a few year ago when we went for a day biking trip. This time we went to celebrate our 15 anniversary, our first time leaving the kids overnight without either one of us.

I wanted to get some garden inspiration for our front yard, which is currently filled with weeds. So first stop of the day was: Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
Farmstead Napa
We went straight to their garden
Farmstead gardenrow and row of veggies and herbs, which they use at their restaurant:Farmstead napa produce and pretty flowers to attract the bees:Visiting Farmstead garden
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http://www.chriskiki.com/2017/06/visiting-gardens-at-anapa-valley.html Farmstead Napa restaurant


They use lemon and apple trees as hedges, what a great idea.
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the wedding site:
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I heart that large metal planterhttp://www.chriskiki.com/2017/06/visiting-gardens-at-anapa-valley.html
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We ate lunch at Bouchon 
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 Then we lined up to get sweet goodies for dinner (got to save money after those fancy lunch ;) from Bouchon BakeryBouchon Bakery Yountville
then self toured the The French Laundry's Garden
Visiting French Laundry Garden
The French Laundry Garden

Napa Valley Garden

French Laundry Vegetable Garden
French Laundry Flower garden
Found a bench under a big tree then took a nap. I can't remember the last time I did that. So relaxing!
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The French Laundry Garden

Being there reminded me of my favorite hymn: "In the garden"


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