September 25, 2015

The September Gardens of Stan Hywet – Akron, OH

stanhywet1a


This is the Akron, Ohio country estate of F. A. Seiberling, a self-made man 
of the Industrial Age as founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Because of a quarry located on the property, the home was named
"Stan Hywet" (HEE-wit), Old English for "stone quarry."
Built from 1912 to 1915, it is a National Historic Landmark,
the 6th largest home in the United States that is open to the public as a museum.

On a recent trip to Ohio, we spent an afternoon here,
by happenstance in the year of Stan Hywet's 100th anniversary!


stanhywet21


We chose not to tour the Manor House itself, but instead to take full advantage of
the warm autumn weather and explore the estate's renowned gardens.

Slowly meandering along beds, terraces and pathways, we enjoyed a day of calm.
It was easy to appreciate the landscape architecture,
and the unlimited varieties of flowers, plants and colors!
We reveled in the breadth of God's imaginative, glorious creation!


stanhywet2





stanhywet3




The tranquil Japanese Garden.

stanhywet4






stanhywet5





stanhywet6a






stanhywet7






stanhywet8






stanhywet9






stanhywet10






stanhywet11a






stanhywet12






stanhywet13





This is the Birch Tree Allée. 
Over 100 birches line up to form a 550 foot natural alley
under a cozy canopy of leaves!

stanhywet14






stanhywet16






stanhywet15






stanhywet17a






stanhywet18






stanhywet19





The Grape Arbor with The Corbin Conservatory in the distance.

stanhywet20


Stan Hywet is located at 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, Ohio.
Learn more at their website.

Also view this Stan Hywet post:
Glass Garden Sculptures by Craig Mitchell Smith


Love ya, Sis!




No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment!
I'd love to hear what you think!