Having been raised in the Belgian countryside by a mother who worshiped Constance Fry and the untamed yet still elegant she designed, we naturally gravitate toward the “tumbling cacophony of lush mixed borders” barely contained by a clipped boxwood hedges. This is why we had to share this beautiful garden lovingly cultivated by interior designer Jane Ellsworth which we spied in the pages of one of our favorite local magazines, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens.
Set on seven acres in Darien, Jane’s 1940’s brick Georgian house has the feel of an English country home and the garden is filled with colorful exuberance and blossoms for every season. “In my opinion, the garden is an outdoor room whose components should be handled in the same way as the corresponding decorative elements in an interior space, to create a specific mood or style that is functional and pleasing,” says Jane. You may call this garden functional and pleasing, but we’ll call it sheer bliss.
We’d love to spend the weekend under that apple tree but we’re off to our final regatta of season! Wishing you a wonderful weekend of whiling away the hours…
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