Well, what do you know? We have yet another post about Bunny Williams' garden! lol
This is the beautiful parterre garden, which adjoins the back of the barn and conservatory. According to Miss Williams' book, An Affair with a House, the parterre garden started out as a potager, modeled on one by famed garden writer Rosemary Verey which was, in turn, taken from the historic French style. But as the barn was renovated, the vegetables were moved elsewhere and the garden became more of a formal knot garden. In spring it is filled with bulbs, which are pulled and replaced with colorful annuals come summer.
In the first photos, you can see the side of the conservatory with a row of stone troughs filled with succulents. The second set of photos show the criss-crossing lines of the boxwood parterres, with a large Italian oil jar in the center. Also shown are a rustic wooden pergola which is covered with climbing roses, and several standard dwarf Korean lilac trees. In a garden with such strong horizontal lines, some vertical accents are key. As you can see, there is also a metal pergola in the center of the garden. The final photo shows the conservatory.
I hope you are enjoying this extended tour of Bunny Williams' garden. I still have a few more photos to share, if you can believe it. What a lot of blog fodder I've gotten from this amazing visit!