William Kent is quoted as saying “Garden as though you will live forever.” I will embrace his words as I undertake the acres surrounding Chesapeake’s Cottage. William was a highly regarded English architect, landscaper, and furniture designer in the 18th Century. His accomplishments include; The Temple of Ancient Virtue, Stowe; Badminton House; Houghton Hall; along with other distinguished homes and gardens in England.
As I begin the fine-tuning process of my stable my thoughts race ahead to the surrounding landscape and inevitably I think about how it will relate to the entire property. I trust Mr. Kent and will forge ahead knowing that it will take time to see my landscape reach maturity.
Today I came across some breathtaking English homes with glorious gardens that just happen to be for sale. These were highlighted in today’s Telegraph UK. I will be looking for ideas and hope you will find some also.