Connoisseur, is a French traditional word meaning: a person with a great deal of knowledge about the fine arts. They are an appreciator of cuisines, fine wine and have expert judgement in matters of taste. Yes, that is all true about the Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour, held once a year, over Mother’s Day weekend. I got an email this week to remind me to buy the tickets. Due to Covid, the last one that I was able to attend was 2019. But, looking through my photos of the two days I spent walking through nine distinct gardens, I decided the Grand Connoisseur Garden of them all for me, was this French Chateau in the Woods of Atlanta………Rarely, do I do a post with just one venue for the doors, but today is different!
Let’s go looking for the doors! Just open the French Blue gates and walk right in! This is the long, winding driveway through the landscaped woods to the chateau!
We’re getting there! I see the Chateau!
Hmmmm, not as impressive as I thought maybe………let’s go around to the back……….
Oh, they have much more to see here! There is another French Blue door! I like them because the doors are glass ………who wouldn’t love the view of the Herb Garden? And, a place to have tea?
Here is the fancy, brick-covered-in-ivy, garden door……..leading to another private sanctuary……..
With a Garden Green door on the inside of it! Just sit here a spell and rest!
The Garden Green Door up close ………..
There were several terraces off the back of the chateau……….these doors lead to a kitchen…………
And, these French Blue doors lead to another kitchen……I had to take a peek!
The second terrace lead to another outdoor terrace. Terrace # 3, lead to a stone doorway and a covered terrace for eating outside! Terrace # 4!
Further out, in the manicured garden, was another dining area with more open flowing doors. There were also doors that lead inside to another kitchen! This was the outside Entertainment Room! Terrace # 5
Further out, in the garden was this…….a round, stone structure with an attached glass green house! The green house served as the opening to the stone space! I had the feeling the round stone structure is where the wines were kept. You know, in the vineyard so to speak. It had that feel………
It was all vinery, until you went to the opposite side! I went all around it, trying to find another door……..but it is the pool side………..with more outdoor living space!
But, these were the only doors I could find! It was another outdoor dining area and a place just to hang out! I guess one needs another terrace, in case the others are overflowing!
One last door on my way to the front……….must be the servant entrance!
I hope you have enjoyed the Connoisseur Chateau Doors for today! If you would like to see the actual gardens and more from this Chateau or any of the other nine gardens on the Tour in 2019, just look in the tag section and select Atlanta! They were all very distinct and fabulous! I can’t wait to go this year!
See you next week in another spot! Cady
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