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June 12, 2010

A Grand American English Garden

On an estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, James Doyle was the master mind behind this beautiful English space that was created in 1926.  Known as Old Mill Farm, Doyle had his hands full, however, upon being hired as the landscape architect by the owners.  "The gardens as seen today did not exist. The grounds were in a state of neglect and disrepair. We went through historical records and the house plans were found at Cornell University, but no garden plans. So essentially we had a blank slate to work with. We restored original hardscaping and established a long-term plan to create a traditional landscape, English in style."

The finished product turned out magnificently as you will see below.  A tremendous amount of green foliage, hedges, an orchard, topiaries, a rose garden and too many places to count for the residents and guests to find a quiet getaway and become lost in a book.  All the images were found in Veranda magazine taken by Neil A. Landino Jr. If you’d like to read the entire article and view even more beautiful images, simply click here.  Enjoy your stroll through their grounds.

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At June 12, 2010 at 10:30 AM , Anonymous splendid market said...

Oh My! How beautiful -- especially those boxwoods -- I have been letting my grow so I can do some cretive pruing (I love my electric pruner)!! Thank you for your visit today -- which at which store did your work? Maybe we met way back when. It would be so fun to meet sometime....we'll figure something out. SM

At June 12, 2010 at 11:46 AM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Splendid Market - Thanks for stopping by! I used to work at the NW 23rd and Hoyt location which was a lot of fun and very busy in the evening. Would love to make something work some time. Most definitely! =)

At June 13, 2010 at 9:11 PM , Blogger LifestyleBohemia said...

Gorgeous garden! Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, almost magical!

At October 18, 2011 at 9:35 PM , Anonymous Garden Design Sydney said...

Its simply GORGEOUS!! No words to say about the beauty it contains in it. Its a dream of a common man to have such a luxurious Garden in his place. I am really impressed with this. I would love visit this heaven if I get a chance to..


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