The entrance waterfall, garden, and an overview of Taliesin, the home of Frank Lloyd Wright from 1911 until his death in 1959; what an architectural treasure. It was a work in progress for the entire time that FLW lived here. It is really beautiful even though it is in need of a great deal more restoration. The acreage that this sits above is breathtaking.
He dammed up a creek to form the small lake and the entrance waterfall which can be heard in the main house. The rest of the gardens were abundant with columbines, lilacs, hostas, and a variety of trees including some pines that mimic the background of his Japanese screen and can be seen through windows around the screen, enlarging the visual impact. There is even a long, slim “bird walk” which cantilevers out into the trees on the hillside where the house sits. Taliesin is Welsh for “shining brow” which is a good description of the house in its setting.
Also on the property is the Hillside School and Studio, where the current architectural students spend the summer and fall, a theatre, the Romeo and Juliet Windmill, and Midway Farms. All in all, a great way to spend a day.