A few weeks ago I took advantage of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program and got to visit Linda Allard’s gorgeous garden in Washington, Connecticut.
Linda Allard was the head designer for Ellen Tracy for many, many years, and her incredible taste extends to her home and garden. I’ll show you a few scenes from her garden in the next couple of days. I’ll start with her amazing tool sheds.
We didn’t know that’s what they were as we approached the garden from the parking area. We were too entraced by the espaliered trees against their back walls! (1st photo) We walked through the threshhold between the buildings, and when we turned around, we started drooling even more. Oh, to have such a classy, organized, and soothing space to store lowly gardening equipment… I’m always shy about introducing myself when I go to these open garden tours, but my friend Rebecca has no such problem. She marched up, introduced herself and me, and asked for a photo opportunity! (last photo) That’s me on the left (with the squinty, just-took-off-the-sunglasses eyes), Linda in the middle, and Rebecca on the right. More tomorrow!
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