Monday, July 1, 2013
A Visit to the Ponds: Lilypons Water Gardens
In the interests of full disclosure - I worked there for a couple of summers 20 years ago, and loved working around -- and in -- the ponds then. I always thought the scenery was quite lovely. Since then, they've added a number of formal water gardens to the property and created a lovely garden area to walk around or enjoy a few moments of peaceful solitude.
While we were there last Saturday, we noticed a young couple, dressed very nicely, there, taking photos of each other and clearly enjoying their picturesque surroundings, so we were not the first to have considered just dropping by for the pleasant surroundings. :) The ponds in July are a flower photographer's dream, so if you enjoy photography, bring your camera and have fun. Be careful around the edges of the natural ponds, as these are uneven and may be slippery.
Getting there: GPS it - 6800 Lily Pons Road, Adamstown, MD 21710
Hours: March thru June: Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 6 pm eastern time. July thru October: Monday thru Friday, 10 am to 5 pm eastern time. (closed July 4); November thru February: Monday thru Friday, 10 am to 4 pm eastern time. (closed Thanksgiving Day & Friday, Christmas Eve thru New Years Day and during inclement weather). Best time to visit: June - August.
Dogs: Welcome on the grounds but not inside the showrooms.
Eats: Nothing there and not much nearby. There's a couple small lunch places in nearly Adamstown and Buckeystown.