Gardens We Love

This garden tour we found on Habitually Chic is an outstanding example of why Marin Gardens loves traditional English gardens. English gardens famously combine strong architectural elements with beautiful and lush flowers, shrubs and trees.  The tall, perfectly manicured hedges surround the walkways and create an enchanting outdoor environment. Notice how the pool, walkways and outdoor dining area all look like separate areas.

What do you think about the English garden design?

Traditional English Landscape at Greenwich’s Old Mill Farm

For a truly magnificent showcase of traditional English garden design here in southern Connecticut, one need not look further than the Old Mill Farm in Greenwich.

The landscape is a James Doyle creation and uses an array of horticultural features, including herbaceous borders, rose garden, folly, maze, chess set, parterre, topiaries and water features.

“Old Mill Farm is one of the last great estates in Greenwich,” says Doyle about the estate. “My clients and I have tried to create a balance between architecture and horticulture.”

A favorite feature is the flank pool lined with Fastigiata at the entrance of the estate.

Simple structural plantings serve to accent the private Tudor estate, designed by architect Charles Lewis Bowman in 1926.

An arbor blanketed with pink “New Dawn” roses makes quite an enchanting pathway.