For many, Bath Gardens is beautiful not only because of the cool, clean air and the rippling spring water that generously pours forth from rivers under the ground , but also due to the sound of nature, the feeling that there is a power greater than ourselves that has our backs. A soft breeze can create a beautiful feeling.
But not at Bath Gardens. Alonzo Plumb Boardman, Sr. “Lonnie,” creator of Bath Gardens, saw beauty everywhere—in hand crafted iron work, old world design and construction, camellias that flower year-round, springs that burst from the ground, flat topped pine trees hundreds of years old, the cooing of dove.
A true Renaissance Man, Lonnie filled his life with beauty from art to listening to La Boheme on warm summer nights at Bath, with windows open at the yellow cottage. He read prolifically and was interested in and knowledgeable about history and art and music and people and religion. He kept journals about topics that fascinated him: lessons to be learned; amazing discoveries; people who impacted the world; making notes appreciating this incredible universe in which we live and so often take for granted as we hurry from minute to minute, one heartbeat at a time.
Receive the gifts offered by Bath Gardens. Come and be. Let the garden talk with you and show you the way. If you are willing, you will be changed by feeding your soul. You will see beauty and embrace hope.