Did you have to wear a uniform for school? I didn’t, but after living in England, I have to say, I developed an affinity for the idea. It seemed to me to be such a part of the culture and style of the country. (not to mention being charming to my American eye, and interestingly unique from school to school). So, considering my biases, when I think about my latest selection, I immediately think of a totally old school English garden (with some modern twists).
image by Can’t Not Know
Great Dixter is my imaginary home for this garden….it looks something like this. I think this little garden would be somewhere over behind the hedges, on a patio just off the house.
image by antonychammond
The Edinburgh chair is part of a new collection from dedon. They have some other very interesting styles including french and Scandinavian inspired designs.
I am kind of loving this OTT antler folly, but I think an old school garden such as this could (should) have some smaller antler type of accessory ( you know, souvenirs from the hunt), maybe make a light fixture, or a table or little antler vignette…. with a stag horn fern.
Found at Fernatic.
Lawn games…British inspired. I say tom8to, you say tomahto, I say Jenga, you say ‘Tumble Tower’….either way, a great garden game. Or perhaps Rounders (I say, sort of like baseball?)?
The Jaques Tumble Tower and Rounders games from The Handpicked Collection .
Made in New Hampshire by Gibson Pewter, this beautiful pewter tea set with rosewood handle will be perfect for our school girl when she comes home for afternoon tea….rolled in to the garden on the Garden Tea Caddy. (though I am not sure about those wheels…could be a bit dodgy – do you like how I am using brit lingo?)
This classic fountain from Architectural Heritage fits our classic with a modern twist (love that spout).
And to top is all off a selection of rich colored plants. Ivy to cover the walls, pretty yellow nerines, green hydrangea, and stately delphinium. What do you think? would you add anything? I would love to hear.