Travel stories: Private gardens near Pittsburgh

While I was attending the Garden Writers Association symposium in Pittsburgh, my husband Bill and I got to tour several outstanding private gardens. I found plenty of inspiration in the form of garden design, plant materials and attractive garden decor.

Here are some choice photos to give you an idea of the caliber of the gardens we visited! Some of the homes and their gardens look like they could be in England, don't you think?

This was a cool raised bed garden.

Loved these shutters behind the oakleaf hydrangea!