Katy Elliott

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Ropes Mansion Gardens

Posted on | July 12, 2009 | 5 Comments

Peabody Essex Museum Garden/Ropes Mansion
Tonight I was editing photos from the Salem Garden Club tour and realized I had way too many for just one post. I decided to give you an sneak peek tonight of the Peabody Essex Museum’s Ropes Mansion gardens. The Colonial Revival style garden was designed in 1912 by John Robinson. The gardens were stunning. Small paths wind around a center court featuring a sun dial. Many of the flowers were in bloom including phlox, delphinium, and garden roses. Open daily free of charge. A great place to bring a book and relax on a warm summer afternoon.

Ropes Mansion
318 Essex Street
Salem, MA

Peabody Essex Museum Garden/Ropes Mansion

Ropes Mansion Gardens

Ropes Mansion Salem Ma

Peabody Essex Museum Garden/Ropes Mansion

Peabody Essex Museum Garden/Ropes Mansion

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5 Responses to “Ropes Mansion Gardens”

  1. wishes, true and kind
    July 12th, 2009 @ 8:57 pm

    Gorgeous gardens, gorgeous pictures!


  2. Blushing hostess
    July 13th, 2009 @ 5:02 am

    How did I miss this all the time I worked up there… bummer, but thank you for enlightening me now!


  3. Donna
    July 13th, 2009 @ 7:18 am

    Thanks for highlighting Salem and our Garden Tour, Katie! The pictures are beautiful. Great story about the elegant (but unfortunately delapidated) brick house that you see in the background of the Ropes Mansion garden. It was owned by a contrary old Yankee until his recent death. When a movie was filmed in and around the garden in the 1970s—a period piece set in the early 19th century—the director asked that the owners of adjacent homes remove all 20th century items from view. The day of the shooting, this man filled every window of his house with electronic stuff—radios, fans, etc…every 20th century gadget he could get his hands on! The director had to shoot around the house.


  4. katy elliott
    July 13th, 2009 @ 11:45 am

    Wow donna how interesting!


  5. Waxy
    July 13th, 2009 @ 11:55 am

    I wish I had a garden like that…sigh…


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