This year’s road trip included a drive through the upper and middle Hudson River Valley, a landscape that has inspired countless artists, poets and gardeners.
The photographs below show Blithewood’s terraced garden (located on the campus of Bard College), designed in the Italianate style by Francis Hoppin around 1900. This is a classic example of country place era design. The sweeping views in the background were designed by A.J. Downing for the owner of the estate prior to the addition of the terraced garden.