Going Caching 2018 - Highlights of Barnsley
Behind Barnsley Gardens Resort's storybook setting is a true story filled with as many twists and turns as a work of fiction. The original manor, called Woodlands, was an estate built by Godfrey Barnsley for his wife Julia. Godfrey began construction on his Italianate villa in the 1840's on land that had once been inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. Julia never saw the completed home, as she fell ill and passed away, but descendants of Godfrey and Julia occupied the estate until 1942. In 1988 Prince Hubertus Fugger purchased the estate and laid plans for the development of the property as we know it today. In keeping with the Downing architecture and landscape design of the original estate, the resort was built to resemble a 19th century English style village. Meander through 160-year-old gardens featuring heirloom roses, formal boxwood parterres and a woodland garden whose paths are designed to treat visitors to beautiful and interesting foliage as well as floral displays all year long.
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