A Harvest of Blooms
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Tucked amid a historic-preservation neighborhood in Oklahoma City, a stone-and-brick Tudor has captured the community's attention for its fairy-tale façade and its botanical abundance. Bringing beauty to this ever-evolving canvas of color is the mission of one remarkable persistent woman. Learn Linda Vater's story at https://bit.ly/comingintobloom.
Juxtaposed against the stark silhouette of a landscape at rest, the sight of fresh flowers emerging from the earth offers a welcome sign of life. Nurtured from bulb to blossom, tender shoots rise toward the sun, breaking through the stillness of the season to bring vibrant color to interiors. Learn more about coaxing winter blooms at http://bit.ly/2u4OADT.
Reflected in the crystallized surface of an icy pond, birches point toward the sunrise, a reminder that the garden's verdure is merely sleeping beneath winter's blanket. This season holds immense beauty for the many garden rooms at Morton Hall, each of which is set like a stage awaiting its players. Explore its snowy grounds at http://bit.ly/3nXZLo1. | Photography: Clive Nichols Garden Photography
Along California’s San Francisco Peninsula, Christmas may not come with sleigh rides in the snow, but at Filoli Historic House & Garden, it arrives in breathtaking style, with floral displays, and acres of twinkling lights. Celebrate Yule amid the blooms with us at https://bit.ly/2ZGpc7E.
Amidst Manhattan's concrete jungle, Central Park is a sprawling, verdant refuge where urban life melts away. Here, a secluded alcove honors beloved children's author Frances Hodgson Burnett and her famous tale. Learn about the secret garden in New York City at https://bit.ly/3nN1IY9.
On a hillside in Northamptonshire, the longstanding private garden of a dedicated family has become a floral sanctuary to sojourners, gently inviting them to wander through each room and enrich their moments with blossoming beauty. Explore Coton Manor House And Gardens at https://bit.ly/3Crl4JM.
Expanding 39 acres from the West Terrace of London’s renowned Buckingham Palace, lush terrains of secluded parkland and a delicately constructed ecosystem are deeply rooted in centuries of noble British history. Tour the private ground of Her Majesty in our new September issue at https://bit.ly/3S0P9VJ.
The town of Annapolis Royal is infused with millennia of history. The treasured tales of each era are displayed in the carefully crafted sections of its Historic Gardens, which are woven together with vibrant, fragrant botanical beauty. Explore this Nova Scotia paradise at https://bit.ly/3vClPMl or in our newest special issue, Flowers & Gardens! 🌹✨ — in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.
Just as the yellow brick road brought travelers to Oz, Gresgarth Hall’s walkways of pebbled mosaic lead guests through a magical land brimming with horticultural bounty. Explore this blissful property and its picturesque waterways at https://bit.ly/3BHRpIs. — at Gresgarth Hall.
In early April, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum opens its gates to the public, beckoning hopeful romantics to come and behold the famed daffodil displays. The moon gate in the Rose Garden has been carefully restored to match its original round shape thoughtfully designed and maintained by a trio of women in the early twentieth century. Visit the estate through the pages of our March/April issue at https://bit.ly/3ID7QJE.
The scent of fresh blossoms fills the air as spring wakes from her slumber and arrives gently on the doorstep. Patient hearts long to celebrate by strolling through the elaborately furnished gardens of some of the world’s finest estates. Our list, comprising manors decked in brilliant green ivy and fields spotted with pure pink, captures the very essence of this season of renewal. Explore these sites from the comfort of home at http://bit.ly/2JNtt09.
A longing for a lifestyle change led a former fashion buyer to step away from the bustling pace of London and settle into the quiet environs of an Oxfordshire village. Now, Pytts House operates as a cozy, boutique bed-and-breakfast and is teeming with a cache of collected treasures. Tour the English abode at https://bit.ly/3ueV12B.
The sun focuses its ancient eyes on the fertile farms and vineyards nestled along the water’s edge, vanishing the morning mist to reveal newly greened meadows and nascent crops peeking from the warmed soil. New England’s Farm Coast has awakened from winter slumber and is eager to get its hands dirty, all in the cause of cultivation. Tour this scenic landscape, including the blooming greenhouse at Young Family Farm, at https://bit.ly/3JGKtPK.
Reflected in the crystallized surface of an icy pond, birches point toward the sunrise, a reminder that the garden's verdure is merely sleeping beneath winter's blanket. This season holds immense beauty for the many garden rooms at Morton Hall, each of which is set like a stage awaiting its players. Explore its snowy grounds at https://bit.ly/32TxQBi. | Photography: Clive Nichols Garden Photography
For the last 36 years, the acclaimed Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library property has presented a Yuletide celebration featuring a noteworthy Dried Flower Tree, which holds sway in the capacious Conservatory. Take a closer look at these abundant blooms in our November/December issue, available at https://bit.ly/3i9q4YA.
In the southeastern corner of the Keystone State, just an hour from the bustling metropolis of Philadelphia, there is a pocket of prettiness set within the scenic Brandywine Valley known today as Longwood Gardens. Originally a family farm with a 15-acre arboretum, the wooded property was slated to be cut down for its timber when noted American businessman Pierre du Pont saved it from the saw. Discover its autumnal glory at https://bit.ly/3nU7045 or our October issue!
Just as the yellow brick road brought travelers to Oz, Gresgarth Hall's walkways of pebbled mosaic lead guests through a magical land brimming with horticultural bounty. Deep herbaceous borders, along with a lily-clad pond edged in marsh plants, a hillside covered in rhododendron, a bluebell wood, and fields awash with wildflowers are purely English. Visit the luscious gardens at https://bit.ly/3BHRpIs.
Comprising sixteen distinctive areas, Romantic poet Lord Byron's gardens at his estate, Newstead Abbey, are made for meandering. Just as lyrical verses send hearts a-fluttering, these singular sanctuaries offer quiet spots to take in the ample botanical inspiration. Explore the properties of England's most notable lyricists at https://bit.ly/3DLk2X5.
An aromatic bouquet of rosemary, sage, tarragon, and dozens of other piquant plants mingles with the salt-tinged breeze blowing up from the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia’s fertile Annapolis Valley. Beverly McClare carefully threads her way through the brimful rows of herbs, picking perfect specimens destined for jellies, jams, chutneys, and other sweet and savory wares she and her team produce on this idyllic Canadian plot known as Tangled Garden. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3jC59wb.