Blue Poppy Gardens, Reach Road, Sedgwick, Maine


It's tricky to choose a favorite thing among this listing of an 1817 Federal house, its barn/shop/guesthouse and its beautiful gardens, but in honor of Mother's Day, let's pick the flowers first. 

The property in Sedgwick, Maine is a little over twelve acres and was owned by landscape designer Julie Dreyer Wang

Along with beautiful views of the Benjamin River and Eggemoggin Reach, it includes a half acre slice of land on the other side of the road, as well as a place to moor your boat.

There's also a water view behind the house. 

The garden's features include little bridges, an orchard, raised beds, and an area enclosed by arbor vitaes for a croquet or volleyball court. 

Best of all, there are plenty of opportunities to swing or lounge in the loveliness. 

Now let's check out the house. It's just as pretty and colorful as the gardens:

It was used as a bed and breakfast and it still has that type of charm:

Even though the kitchen is sweet as it is, I had to pair it with this inspirational match and its garden bounty:

The laundry room is tucked behind the kitchen:

Upstairs are five more bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house has 2, 958 square feet.

But wait, there's more! Now let's tour the barn/shop/guesthouse.

It was built in 1999 and served as the Blue Poppy Garden Shop.

If it were mine, I'd gussy it up for a Mother's Day brunch, like this:

There's also a sitting area and cute loft bedroom upstairs:

Hold on, I've got one more quick change to make:

There. The blue poppy (Meconopsis Betonicifolia) was once believed to be just a myth, since they were only seen in the Himalayan mountains.  Luckily, Maine's climate is similar to the alpine conditions that make for a happy poppy.

It took a little digging to find this image, but here are the actual blue poppies of Blue Poppy Gardens:

The listing is here, in case you want to do a little digging of your own. Happy Mother's Day!

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