Grand Garden in Arts and Crafts Style

Troy Marden tours a garden designed by the acclaimed American designer Ryan Gainey in the early 2000’s. Taking inspiration from the Formal Garden at Hestercombe and Hidcote Manor Gardens in the Costwolds, and Dunbarton Oaks Gardens in Washington D.C., this landscape design features garden rooms and structures that mimic the style of the house.

Gardener Extras

  1. In 1996, Lakeshore Park Conservancy partnered with the City of Knoxville to transform the former campus of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute into a public park.
  2. Hidcote Manor Gardens in the north Costwolds was created by the brilliant American horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston. Considered one of the top 10 gardens in England, it's in the Arts and Crafts style garden. It features a series of outdoor rooms divided by hedges.
  3. Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) was one of the 20th century's foremost garden designers. Her work on The Formal Garden at Hestercombe (1904-1908) in collaboration with architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, is considered to be the best surviving example of their celebrated partnership.
  4. Footage of Mr. Gainey courtesy of producers of "The Well-Placed Weed: The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey', a feature documentary on the celebrated American garden designer.
  5. The Ellipse at Dunbarton Oaks Gardens (Washington DC) was designed by Beatrix Farrand and originally installed with BUXUS sempervirens (American boxwood). In 1958, these were replaced with a double row of CARPINUS caroliniana (American hornbeams) clipped into an aerial hedge 16' high and 15' wide.

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