It is wonderful when you can enjoy a day adventure in your own backyard and only travel a reasonable distance to arrive at that destination. This next series of photos is from our day-trip to Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua, New York. (Also in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York where there are some wonderful wineries!) Once we arrived we had a wonderful lunch at their High Noon Cafe. They have proper home-brew ice tea, a wonderful gourmet crepe, and a summer cold soup! A great way to start off our afternoon journey. You can take a guided tour of the many beautiful gardens, greenhouses, and historic mansion. Their volunteers love the grounds as if it was their own and many talk about the family who owned the property as if they were related. They are so passionate and dedicated to the mansion and property.
Last year I did share pictures, but honestly, there is so much to take in that you find yourself seeing new things each time you go there. This is one of my favorite places to visit. Below are a few pictures of the plant life within the greenhouses, flowers in their numerous gardens, and the wonderful food from their cafe. Definitely I will be making the summer cold soup – it was delicious! Expect a new recipe to be coming soon! And from last year,click here for more pictures of their flowers. I hope you enjoy this virtual vacation that we are starting on!