Inspiration

 A view of two famous garden rooms at Sissinghurst Gardens, Kent, U.K. from the tower. Sissinghurst was the result of a collaboration between Bloomsbury Group members Vita Sackville-West (writer and passionate gardener) and her husband Harold Nicolson (architect). 

A view of two famous garden rooms at Sissinghurst Gardens, Kent, U.K. from the tower. Sissinghurst was the result of a collaboration between Bloomsbury Group members Vita Sackville-West (writer and passionate gardener) and her husband Harold Nicolson (architect). 

An important part of any art or design practice is inspiration. This May, that inspiration came from several storied countryside estate gardens in England. Join the tour by checking out some of our photos of the first estate : Sissinghurst Gardens!

 Climbing roses at Long Barn, Sissinghurst Gardens. 

Climbing roses at Long Barn, Sissinghurst Gardens. 

 Can you spy the statue, deep in the woods (center of the photo)? Sissinghurst Gardens

Can you spy the statue, deep in the woods (center of the photo)? Sissinghurst Gardens

 18th century landscape designer Capability Brown introduced this lovely tradition in English garden design of channeling water in the garden so that it implies a sleepy river, in shape

18th century landscape designer Capability Brown introduced this lovely tradition in English garden design of channeling water in the garden so that it implies a sleepy river, in shape

 Sissinghurst's meadow garden, heading back to the formally delineated garden rooms and the buildings.

Sissinghurst's meadow garden, heading back to the formally delineated garden rooms and the buildings.

 Yew hedges separate the formal garden from the meadow. There is also a "hallway" of the hedges such that you can turn right, here, and walk to another room of the garden.

Yew hedges separate the formal garden from the meadow. There is also a "hallway" of the hedges such that you can turn right, here, and walk to another room of the garden.

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