The first one, Deepwood Estate with its surrounding gardens, is very accessible being in downtown Salem.
|This is who our group consisted of. (Plus me)|
|Tours of this house are given on some days, but not the day we visited.|
The second that we visited on Tuesday is completely obscure, rather difficult to find, and gets even less publicity. It's at the end of a street in beautiful Lake Oswego. (The gorgeous homes on the way in are a treat for the eyes.) You would never know this large public garden was there unless someone told you about it.(The gates are open from 9-5.) Thus on the day we visited we saw no one else as we walked around this rambling peaceful garden for a couple of hours. The Bishop's Close, as it is called, (isn't that a mysterious, provocative sounding name?) is just wonderful.
(My Photos of it will appear in the next post)