Monday, August 8, 2016

10 Gorgeous Spring Gardens

1. RUSTIC DETAILS

A wicker enclosure protects sage and lavender from rabbits in a New York garden.

2. RAISED GARDEN BEDS

Designers Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber entertain at their cozy Vermont cottage between raised vegetable and flower beds made out of red cedar.

3. CUTTING GARDEN

The cutting garden of a New York house overflows with echinacea, coneflowers, and false sunflowers — all of which do just fine with a once-a-week watering.

4. BOXWOOD PARTERRES

Talk about an incredible view. From their bedroom balcony, the homeowners of a Spanish Colonial Revival look out onto stunning boxwood parterres attributed to the late Richmond garden designer Charles Gillette.

5. GARDEN PARTY

A dining pavilion flanked with flowers anchors the backyard of a Florida home.

6. FRENCH GARDEN

In the Cloister Garden of a 16th-century French countryside estate, the classic rose Katharina Zeimet stands out among the formal hedges.

7. LUSH DINING SPOT

Textile designer Michael Devine conjures a romantic alfresco fete in this lush garden.

8. LUSH DINING SPOT

Textile designer Michael Devine conjures a romantic alfresco fete in this lush garden.

9. ROSE GARDEN

For a garden outside of her Hamptons cottage, designer Podge Bune chose roses for their scent and didn't worry about color. "I thought, 'Well, let's just have a riot.' I'm so bored with all white. But be warned. Roses are persnickety. I have to do a little nip and tuck every day."

10. VICTORIAN GAZEBO

Lush 50-year-old wisteria vines drape a Victorian wire gazebo outside of a New York house designed by Robin Bell, with the assistance of landscape designer Deborah Nevins and architect Stephen Potters.