Garden Designed by Edith Wharton

These pictures were taken at “The Mount” in Lenox,MA and show the beautiful gardens originally created by Edith Wharton in front of her home. She loved to design both homes and gardens.Garden Viewpict0518.jpgpict0519.jpg

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~ by sylviak37 on August 13, 2007.

7 Responses to “Garden Designed by Edith Wharton”

  1. A garden outlives its maker but brings her back as have her many words. Fran

  2. I’ve heard about her garden designs, but know her more for (and through) her writing. Lovely. There’s a serenity there I hadn’t expected.

  3. Gardens most certainly do outlive their makers Fran. Now Sylvia darling! We really are going to have to get you involved in the Magic Garden project.

  4. Like Cin, I knew her more for her writing, and it’s good to see another side to her. Like her a lot! Thanks for posting these.

  5. I am pleased to know the pictures of the Edith Wharton gardens have struck a chord with all of you. I also enjoyed the visit to her home and learned so much about her ideas for design. She was influenced by her childhood years in Europe and wanted her house and gardens to reflect a greater simplicity than was found in Victorian times.
    It was a surprise in this sense. We also saw scenes from her book,
    “The Fruit of the Tree”… These were arranged with figures dressed in costumes to represent characters from the book. I have purchased the book and look forward to reading it.

  6. Fascinating, Sylvia.

  7. Beautiful gardens.

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