Tuesday, July 6, 2010

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY AT BARNSLEY GARDENS


Thank you to our hostess, Susan, for this very enjoyable weekly event.
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Barnsley Gardens was a mansion built by Godfrey Barnsley, of Liverpool England, in the late 1840’s. It is located in Adairsville, Georgia, where it was once referred to as Woodlands, by Barnsley. The home was built for his wife Julia. When Julia fell ill, Barnsley wanted to stop construction of the mansion, until he said he had felt her presence at the site telling him to finish the house for him and his children. The estate was built in the style of an Italian villa by architect, Andrew Jackson Downing. During the Civil War, the mansion had been the site of a Union battle, with much of the house and Barnsley's possessions being ransacked by the Union Army. Barnsley lost his fortune during the Civil War and later moved to New Orleansbefore he died in 1873. His heirs stayed at Woodlands until the roof of the manor house was blown off by a tornado in 1906. The remaining Barnsley heirs moved into the detached kitchen building and did not restore the manor house. The home eventually fell to ruins, and it wasn’t until Prince Hubertus Fugger, purchased the estate, in 1988, that it was restored. He restored the mansion and expanded its gardens. Today Barnsley Gardens is open to the public as a historic golf resort.                       www.barnsleyresort.com


These charming cottages offer luxurious overnight accommodations. They have a really nice website for anybody who wants more information.    www.barnsleyresort.com

17 comments:

  1. Very nice! Love that wooden bench too!

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  2. What a lovely old place with lots of romance--Thanks for visiting me T.! Jacqueline

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  3. What a fascinating story and I'm just so in love with all that brick work.
    Visiting from Outdoor Wed.
    Jane T.

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  4. Even though it sits like it is, it's beautiful...pretty flowers too! :D

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  5. Fascinatin & fabulous, what a amazing property, come see my featured gardens.

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  6. What a gorgeous place. I used to live in Atlanta and I've never heard of this place. I wish I'd known about it. I would have gone there. What a wonderful story too. I'd love to walk those grounds.

    Nita
    ModVintageLife

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  7. I'm enchanted. The next time I'm in the north Georgia area, I am going to make it a point to visit this place. It's very much my cup of tea.

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  8. Wyo such a lovey garden. Love the blue skies and the gazebo. Beautiful captures!
    Such wonderful outdoor post.
    Have a great week.
    Regina

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  9. What a beautiful place, I've always been fond of brick and love those arches!

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  10. Tracy, we have never been there before. We were supposed to go one time and something came up and we had to cancel. I would love to visit there. Your photos are great!

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  11. The architecture is so beautiful. I love the brick arches. What meticulous gardens, it would be a wonderful place to visit. Great pics.

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  12. This is so beautiful and I love your pictures. A great job on photography. I love all the beautiful arches ....

    I also love your pretty blog and I am now a follower.

    Wouldn't you know that I love the name of your blog, too....:))

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  13. Wow what gorgeous images! I would love to visit this charming area!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  14. It looks like a lovely place to visit. Very pretty flowers.

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  15. What a charming visit. This is my first time to your site. Thanks for sharing...I enjoyed all the lovely pictures!

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  16. Barnsley Gardens is truly a cool place, we have been there a couple of times. The photos you took were really good!!! Very charming, isn't it? Marcy
    mantle@piedmontcenter.com
    www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

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  17. What an amazing history to this lovely old building. Great pictures!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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