Fairyland Garden, Lee Memorial Garden, New Canaan, CT
11 x 14" acrylic on canvas
painted en plein air:
Painted en plein air with the Fairfield County Painters on Thursday May 6, 2021. Location: Lee Memorial Garden, New Canaan, CT. It was a small group of painters about 5 of us.
When Elizabeth posted the location for our weekly paint out I was so curious about the place because I never heard of it and I grew up in New Canaan. I did a quick search on my phone for the location and discovered it was close to where a high school friend lived but I had never been there before.
Driving down the windy residential road I was surprised to find large black gates open and a small lot for cars to park. It's hard to describe in words how unique this garden is and every photo I took doesn't do it justice. Faith, the garden curator said they are just entering peak season for the spring blooms with pink, peach and purple azaleas and many other flowering plants. What's unexpected is that the design of the garden is very organic with a very limited amount of man made structures, just enough to know someone is meticulously caring for this garden. Looking forward to return again in a few weeks!