Good morning, friends! We hope you’re having wonderful week! 


We normally do a house tour on Wednesday, but, in the spirit of summer, we thought a garden tour would be even better!


We don’t have particularly green thumbs. So seeing gardens as lush and fragrant and full as this one offers us endless inspiration…


And makes us feel like maybe, just maybe, we could create something half this lovely.


Isn’t this the kind of place that you would want to sit and stay awhile? The stone creates a charming base for a lovely and meandering garden.


Dining al fresco would be a nightly event in this lovely space. And doesn’t every charming garden have to have a white picket fence?


Teak dining furniture is one of our go-to garden staples. Can’t you picture laughing here with friends well into the night?


Oh, and these chaises… Relaxing in this fabulous space has never looked so comfy!


This pool is as beautiful for looking as it is for swimming.

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Pink is one of our favorite vibrant shades of summer. From a pillow to a peony, it couldn’t be a chicer shade!


But white is always gorgeous, in the yard or the house.



We think of the beach as being the best spot to spend the summer, but, with a garden this gorgeous, we might rethink the situation.

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

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