Summer Croquet in New England

Aaaah, summertime. There’s nothing quite like it—and definitely nothing like a New England summer. While those Florida folks have their palm trees, water parks and flop flops, oh my, those of us here in good old Wilton have our sun dresses, Sperry’s boat shoes and light evening jackets. And when it comes to Connecticut pastimes, there’s got to be croquet on the lawn. The age-old game has been around since the early 1800s and involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops embedded into the grass playing court.

Marvin Gardens recently came across some fun photos on Habitually Chic chronicling the game being played by pop culture greats throughout history on a variety of breathtaking lawns. Take a look at a few of our favorites! What’s your favorite summer pastime?

George Harrison and John Lennon

Betty Grable playing croquet

Fairfield Croquet by Slim Aarons 1991

Olivia de Havilland

Louis Jourdan and friends by Slim Aarons

Croquet Lawn

Darryl Zanuck at Howard Hawks house by Slim Aarons 1955

The croquet lawn at Winston Churchill's old home.

Princess Diana

Photo Credit: Habitually Chic

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