This garden had me at first sight of this entry way. The mix of materials, classic furniture, toiary, and vine covered houses is a seducing style combination.
The garden surrounds the home of Micheal Trapp in Litchfield County, CT. It is the perfect garden for Micheal as it so clearly expresses his own style and passions.
Micheal is an antique and architectural fragments dealer as well as an interior and garden designer. His home and garden portrays his individual style that he describes as “juxtaposing old with older to create a timeless environment”.
Once a year Michael’s garden is generally open for a visit through the Garden Conservancy’s open days program.
It’s a style that I think is not so easy to pull off as it looks, would you agree? Getting age into a garden is a hard thing and making it look like it evolved through generations is tough to do. Have you tried to pull this off? What are some of your tricks for adding age and character to a garden?
images from Rural Intelligence and Micheal’s own website.