Posts tagged: garden objects
A mushroom rock
An entry in this year’s Decoflo, an annual Parisian competition for garden objects created by home gardeners. Photo by Alain Delavie.
Obelisks covered in crushed abelone shells in the garden at Dawnridge in Beverly Hills, California, US. Designed by the owner, the late interior designer Tony Duquette who did not believe in the modernist anthem ‘less is more’. Check out that chandelier & disco ball. Photo by Dominique Vorillian.
Focal Points at Sissinghurst Castle Garden: Designed by the owners, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson in the 1930’s, the garden is now a National Trust property and open to the public. Located in Kent, England. Photos by Hillary Hoard.
A terrace at the Kips Bay Show House in 2011 designed by Gunn Landscape Architecture and interior designer Robert Stilin both based in New York City and the Hamptons.
Prospect Cottage Garden: In the last years of his life (1986-1994), the film director and artist, Derek Jarman lived in this fisherman’s cottage in Dungeness, Kent, U.K. He built a cottage garden in the shadow of the Dungeness Nuclear Power Plant of sand, plants, driftwood, and found objects. A portion of John Donne’s poem ‘The Sonne Rising’ is written in raised wooden letters on the cottage wall.
After I posted this on facebook, one of the comments came from Thomas Christopher and speaks to the power of this landscape: ”I saw this garden many years ago when I went to England to cover the Chelsea Flower Show. Jarman’s garden, filled with objects he had rescued from out-going tides spoke powerfully of a man who felt his own life ebbing (he suffered from AIDS). It was one of the most eloquent and spooky landscapes I have ever visited, and it continues to haunt me.”
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.
Olive jar as garden sculpture at ‘Saratoga Estate’ designed by Northern California landscape architecture firm, Kikuchi & Associates.