Have you heard of Tent City, in Ocean Grove? Well this is by far one of the most interesting Red Chair Travels discoveries to date! Every May through September these tents are erected to expand onto the small cottages that stand year round. This is a tradition that began post-civil war and with 600 tents surrounding the Great Auditorium. These tents are so small and so close together privacy is uncommon but yet those who tent here don't mind. The Red Chair Travels was able to visit with some of the Tent-ers and also got a sneak peak of the inside. Please check out the link below for a video tour and also to read a bit more about this interesting community.http://bit.ly/11QrJqO
The Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA was one of the Red Chair's favorite places it was able to visit while staying just a few minutes away from the Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast Chester Heights, PA.
Tyler Arboretum is one of the oldest and most impressive arboretums in the United States with 650 acres and hiking trails that stretch for about 17 miles. With so many beautiful gardens, a 1,400 square-foot butterfly house and not to mention some awesome tree houses (that are open for people to enjoy), the Red Chair found its own personal oasis. When it was time to leave, Innkeeper Ashley Mon found it tough to convince Red to willingly come out of the Tree house. Red just did not want to leave such a beautiful place...
Did you know that there is such a thing as Shakespeare's Garden? Well the Red Chair was able to visit one of the less than 100 certified Shakespeare Gardens in the entire country! What this means is that this garden is entirely composed of plants that Shakespeare himself has mentioned in any of his works. It was started in the 1920's by the Plainfield Garden Club, founded by a former owner of The Pillars and was recently completely refurbished.
The Red Chair recounted the many literary works of Shakespeare as it wandered through the gardens. Red felt as if it had traveled back in time for just a short while. Thank you Pillars of Plainfield for showing the Red Chair one of your favorite places!
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