Posts tagged: 20th century gardens
Bois de Moutiers: A garden in France designed by English garden designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Edwin Lutyens in the early 20th century.
Sissinghurst, Kent, England
The White Garden
castle oostkerke | grounds ~ mien ruys
The garden at the House of Four Winds in Lake Forest, Illinois, US. Designed in 1909 by architect Howard van Doren Shaw and landscape architect Rose Standish Nicols with the Generalife Gardens at the Alhambra in Spain as inspiration. The family that has owned the property since 1974 has restored the garden to the original plan.
To read more about this go to:http://tclf.org/landscapes/house-four-winds
mien ruys gardens | path ~ tuin ontwerper photographer
The French parterre garden at Hillwood Estate in northwest Washington D.C., US. Former home of the heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, open to the public since the 1970’s. This garden was her favorite.
The French parterre garden at Hillwood Estate in northwest Washington D.C. Former home of the heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, open to the public since the 1970’s. This part of the 26 acre garden was designed by New York firm, Innocenti & Webel in the 1950’s.
For all you mid-century modern fans, an garden vignette at Villa Planchat in Caracas, Venezuela, 1953-1957. Designed by Italian architect, Gio Ponti.
Untermyer Garden Restoration: Now called “America’s Greatest Forgotten Gardens” (hyperbole by a P.R. firm, no doubt), this early 20th century garden in Yonkers, New York is slowly revealing itself as the weeds and vines are peeled away. Built by Samuel Untermyer on a cliff above the Hudson River, it covers 150 acres and once employed 60 gardeners. Photos by Librado Romero.
Dumbarton Oaks bench overlooking the surrounding park land. Located in Georgetown, Washington D.C. My guess is that this was designed by Beatrix Ferrand who designed the entire garden and much of it’s furniture in the early 20th century. Photo by Dutcha.
A vintage patio from House and Garden, February 1956. Photo by George Braun.
Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Morocco. Designed by French artist Louis Majorelle in the 1920’s. It was restored by fashion designer Yve Saint Laurent in later part of the 20th century. Image via BP blogspot and remodelista.
Le Bois des Moutiers in Varengeville sur Mer, Normandy, France. Designed Guillaume Mallet in the early 20th century, devastated by World War II, restored by his son and grandson. Photo by Martha Tate from her blog ‘Garden Photo of the Day.
Sidi Bouknadal Exotic Gardens in Sale, Morocco near Rabat. Created by Marcel Francois in 1951 and restored recently by landscape architect and garden designer, Cary Duncan.
‘Brief Garden’ carved out of the jungle near Bentota, Sri Lanka was designed by the owner, Bevis Bawa, starting in 1929. The garden is perhaps best known for it’s erotic art. Photo by Luca Tettoni/Corbis.