The Old Amethyst Gardens in Chennai

Yay! Today is the official start of frost-free gardening in Chicago. My gardens look really sparse, things just poking up now. So for now, here are photos of a gorgeous garden that was an oasis amid the great loud hustle and bustle of Chennai. These photos are from Amethyst, which I’ve heard has now moved. This was a walled garden — walls tall and substantial enough to keep all the honking at bay!

This is my style of garden: a bit unusual, bold shapes and color coming more from the leaves than flowers.

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With each step you took, the city receded further and further away.

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This collection of pots was near the spot where we dined on Amethyst’s covered veranda.

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It was an inspiring and refreshing place. The new location also has lush gardens, an escape from the city.

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