Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Another Eden"

Fashion designer, Stella McCartney, makes me wish for a green thumb [or hired help with a green thumb]. Vogue featured a charming article on the country estate of Stella's family.

“We planted a million trees here,” she adds. “We’ve made another Eden.” The couple, who were married in 2003, were helped in this mission by their wedding guests, who were bidden to give trees in lieu of more conventional presents.

"People don’t build gardens like this anymore,” she adds, “and I can see why! They are ridiculously expensive. It’s insane. It’s literally like building a house. But a garden becomes another room, an escape. Being out in a beautiful garden is nicer than sitting in a beautiful room, in my opinion. They bring you so much joy. We recharge our batteries in that environment. You have to feel extremely privileged to have a garden—I don’t take it for granted."

This makes me believe my dream of planting hydrangea bushes is very attainable!

The article and photos can be found here


Miss K said...

VERY pretty! I love Stella

paula said...

I am obsessed with this space. I always tell kellen I am buying our next house because of its garden when ever that may be. Ours is not grand by any means it still cost a fortune.

tammy said...

gorgeous landscaping. such a peaceful spot.

annie said...

so pretty and magical -- how inspiring it must be in all seasons.

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