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Gardens and Flowers at Trapp Family Lodge

Trapp Family Lodge

The gardens at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe have everything from primrose and geraniums to impatiens and tulips. And of course, there’s Edelweiss.
Every summer Dave and I visit the 2,400-acre resort to admire the gardens around the property. Last summer I spent a few hours photographing The Cutting Gardens and Greenhouse, which is located just down the road from the main lodge.
This year I plan on taking photos of The Rock Garden, originally designed and planted by Maria von Trapp. It’s the oldest garden on the property and is the most colorful in spring and early summer.
I don’t have much of a green thumb and I don’t know a lot about flowers. But these gardens definitely inspire me.



Categories:
Gardens, History, Lamoille County, Scenic, spring, Stowe, Summer, Travel Tips
9 Comments
  • Shirleyanne
    Posted at 17:58h, 12 April Reply

    Hello Erica, Beautiful inpsiring photos!
    Brilliant!

  • Erin @ I Heart New England
    Posted at 20:05h, 12 April Reply

    Wow… looks absolutely beautiful!

  • Baydog
    Posted at 04:22h, 13 April Reply

    Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu. The other day I saw Carol Burnett doing the “Gone with the wind” spoof from her show in the 70’s, wearing a curtain rod across her shoulders and drapery hanging from it. It reminded me of the von Trapp kids climbing in the trees and all wearing the clothing Maria had made from the curtains in the family’s estate. There’s good skiing up Stowe way, too!

  • elvira pajarola
    Posted at 20:01h, 16 April Reply

    Wonderful gardens indeed…they are very natural and really magnificient!!!!!
    Gorgeous captures, Erica!!
    ciao ciao elvira

  • matthew houskeeper
    Posted at 15:00h, 17 April Reply

    Stopped by once when I was at Stowe, but I have never spent any time there.

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 23:30h, 17 April Reply

    Hi Shrileyanne — Thank you! It’s an incredible place, and the gardens make me swoon.

    Hi Erin — It’s a great place. Definitely put it on your list!

    Hi Baydog — That’s an impressive connection! I will now always think of Carol Burnett wearing the curtain rod when I watch The Sound of Music.

    Hi Elvira — Thanks! I can’t wait to see their gardens this spring. It just needs to get a little warmer around here so the flowers can bloom.

    Thanks Matt. When you come up to visit, we’ll go check it out.

  • HBFG
    Posted at 17:15h, 18 April Reply

    Gorgeous flowers! I think it is cool that there are Edelweiß as well, you would think they grow only in the Alps…
    Thank you for signing up at my blog!
    Hej from Sweden!
    Michaela

  • Larry
    Posted at 23:01h, 19 April Reply

    Oh-that von Trapp family.I saw the movie and liked it but didn’t realize that they moved to vermont.Fantastic flower gardens and photos-such brilliant colors!

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 23:51h, 19 April Reply

    Hi Michaela — Thanks for stopping by! The flowers are incredible at Trapp Family Lodge. It’s such a nice spot, and you’re right — it’s definitely cool that they grow Edelweiss!

    Hi Larry — Thanks! Yes, they eventually came to Vermont and opened the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe in 1950.

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