Once or twice a year I post about this graceful, fully accessible garden spread over 13 acres. It changes wonderfully over seasons and displays a fascinating mix of botanical life. The house was built in 1914 by a Scottish businessman, Peter Kerr, to resemble a Scottish manor. It was built along the Willamette River to also give a good view of Mt. Hood in the distance. At his death in 1957, his daughters decided to give it to the Episcopal Bishop of Oregon, with a provisory clause that the garden be open to visitors.
Wandering there gives rise to deep peace. Join Marc and me as we stroll about on a recent visit.
4 thoughts on “Monday’s Meander: Elk Rock Garden of Bishop’s Close”
Thanks for taking us along on this peaceful visit through Elk Rocks Garden, Cynthia. Your photos are delightful capturing the beauty of this well-tended garden and estate. The Willamette area and its rainfall are beautifully expressed in the endless green and vibrant flowers.
Much appreciated, Jet Eliot–it is a wonder to me.
A lovely, sun-dappled, tour