The Gardens of Arne Maynard

With a trip to England looming in May, I am totally focused on English gardens and garden designers (as if I’m not anyway!) and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the book The Gardens of Arne Maynard...

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This is the first book devoted solely to Maynard’s work and at first glance I know that it will be not only beautiful but inspirational…

Arne Maynard at home (Allt-y-Bela)

Arne Maynard at home (Allt-y-Bela)

 

It had me at the introduction..

“My very earliest memories are of gardening.  I remember holding a basket and walking behind my grandfather as he weeded his vegetable garden…”

Ah, me too!  I loved my grandmother’s gardens and have fond memories of following her around tending to flowers, pulling weeds and potatoes and carrots.  I am sure this is when the garden bug bit me and there was no turning back!

My neighbor’s tulip magnolia is almost this pretty…

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He uses roses to “clothe buildings”…

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I just love that!

The photography in the book is by William Collinson and is stunning…

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from Architectural Digest…

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And Town & Country…

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I can’t wait to really devour this one…

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I already know it’s a winner…

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Comments

  1. Angelyn says:

    Simply stunning!!!!