Daily Garden 023, 024, and 025: Arabella Lennox Boyd

I am keeping it easy today. I have been working on posts for the last two and half hours and not finishing anything. I just have other things on my mind and really feel like I need a little respite.

Arabella Lennox Boyd is one of my personal design heroes so I headed to her site today for a little inspiration. Her gardens are elegant and classic but with a modern sensibility. I think gardens are places to heal and nourish yourself. Here are a few gardens from Arabella’s portfolio that I found particularly pleasing and hopefully you will find inspiring.

cottesmore arabella lennox boyd london town garden design

cottesmore arabella lennox boyd london town garden design

This London town garden has a beautifully designed circular step. And the detail in the paving is also one of the elements that, to me, makes a garden such as this extraordinary.

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Another London town garden, the paving in this garden is a very contemplative spiral design. There are so many elements here, it take a few minutes to really take in all the layers of the beautiful design.

paris town garden arabella lenox boyd boxwood bubbles.

A garden on Rue du Bac in Paris.
I never tire of this effect. I find the somewhat modern shapes applied to a classical topiary practice to be exciting and soothing all at once. I have never created this type of thing in a garden. Have you? I am wondering how many years until it would really start to come together.

I am not sure I will be back today…if I can find a little focus, I will pop back in later this afternoon (and hopefully be able to finish some of those half done posts)

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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