Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sonnenberg Gardens

Elder Jefferies and I met for a country breakfast at the Young Farm then visited the Ganondaga Tribal Center close to the Young Farm.  It included an impressive exhibit area and a long house.

A model of the Long House in the center above and the replica below. 

Then we picked up the Sisters at Seneca lake and made a quick visit to the Peter Whitmer Farm visitors center to see a released missionary who was visiting with her family.  Sister Ringler, second from the right with her family. 

We then visited the Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua.  This was the summer home of Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson.  He was a New York City banker who founded what became today's City Bank.  She was from Canandaigua and the daughter of a governor of New York.  It was build in the late 1800s. 

Overlooking the Italian Gardens

The fireplace in the Great Hall.  I think the guide said there were 17 fireplaces in the mansion. 

The Rock Gardens

The bowery of the Italian Gardens

The Japanese Gardens

A Japanese Beech Tree

The mansion from the south lawn

Always reminders of the grandkids.  

Sister Jones and I ended a beautiful day with a stroll along Canandaigua Lake.

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