From Our Editors
When the McLaughlin family oversaw the design of their expansive estate in the early 20th century, they sought the advice of some of that era's top horticultural minds. Why? Because their dream was to develop a garden complex worthy of any European monarch.
Today, Parkwood has been transformed from a family home to a national historic site, but the gardens grow on. The former orchid greenhouse is still bursting with vibrant plants and flowers, but now it is also home to a luxurious tearoom specializing in seasonal scones and preserves from October through May. In the summertime, decadent lunches are served in a dining room located in the gardens themselves.