This has been such a great month! There are lots of new Lifestylist® Designed projects happening, and three of them are in one of my favorite areas of the world - Western NY. Part of what we do that makes us so unique is spending a lot of time understanding what makes the community we are working on so unique, and what type of lifestyle the new residents can expect. I like to go out without a lot of suggestions, and just see what I can stumble on to.
Sonnenberg Gardens is one of those magical discoveries. I've been down to Canandaigua Lake a few times looking at the @home Builders communities Covington Place and Canandaigua Classics, and saw signs for the gardens but never stopped. Now that Riedman Communities is building The Hammocks at Canandaigua and we will be doing the design and merchandising I decided it was time to check it out.
I can't stop thinking about this very special place, and now I can't wait to go back and spend the day there. It is a NY State historic park, and is "one of the nation's most extensively preserved country estates from the Victorian era". The rock garden with this nymph sculpture was truly a magical place, and there weer lots of knowledgeable volunteers that were happy to share their wealth of information.
What is also so special about this gem is that because it is about the gardens, it will never be the same from visit to visit. I've already booked my next trip and I've added in a day to be able to explore and enjoy even more.