By Paula Dabbs
The CVaBA would like to thank our gracious hostess Laura Anne Brooks who opened her home and garden to us on Monday, May 20. Dunluce was built in 1730; today Laura Anne and her family reside in the house, which is surrounded by wonderful perennial gardens with flowering peonies, poppies, Virginia Bluebells, foxglove and wide variety of Iris. The home, located in a rural area, is bordered by woods, farm fields and a pond, that Laura has landscaped with wildflowers.
After spending the day sketching and drawing, Laura gave us home containers with the flowers that we drew, and Laura Anne let us know that we are always welcome to return.