I revisited The Outer Garden today, which is owned and put together by Bisou Dexler. This is a place that has been around for a while in Second Life© and continues to be a sweet and extraordinarily pretty place and a favorite destination for many. The gorgeous winter ballroom by Vitabela Dubrovna of Boudoir is in the center of the landing area; branching out from there one can find beautifully embellished little seating areas. Large clusters of blue and white roses by the talented creator of World’s End Garden (which is now unfortunately closed) and fairytale-like trees by Happy Mood and Alirium set the tone here. The music by Chouchou adds to a feeling of dreaminess. This is not a place imitating real life, it is a place purely devoted to fantasy.
I eventually found myself in one of the many little scenic seating areas, looking around and clicking on things, noticing new objects that had been added to the space. I think this is also part of the charm here; new items are consistently added, which adds a sense of it being kept up and well-maintained. I then, accidentally really, happened to click on the tall mirror and was teleported to another level of the garden.
There is a second part to The Outer Garden! I had no idea and was so pleasantly surprised; I checked The Outer Garden blog later and it turns out that the additional space had opened about three weeks ago. The second part, which really consists of two levels, is just as lovely as the other main part, yet also different. One enters a station house and can teleport to different areas from there. A winding train track in the sky is surrounded by a small group of houses, twinkling stars and flying fish. On the second level there is a ferris wheel, a grand piano and much more to be seen. Bravo, Bisou Dexler, and thank you for providing us all with such a special place. ♥
Photographs by Kate Bergdorf