I wanted to share with you some beautiful "English garden moments" that I encountered while on a tour last week of the lovely Spanish home "La Casa Pacifica" in San Clemente, California. This old and gracious house is built on a cliff above the Pacific Ocean and is nestled in a Monterey Cypress grove. Next week I will write a blog post on visiting this house and gardens. But for now here is some garden inspiration for your weekend.
Walking through a garden on a beautiful spring day is one of the great pleasures in life. It is always exciting to see what the gardener has done and to find inspiration to take back home. I couldn't wait to wander through the charming garden retreat at "La Casa Pacifca." What a surprise to discover that this property includes a romantic English style garden. The homeowners are enamored of English gardens and go to the Chelsea Flower Show in London each year in search of new ideas for their garden. They installed a brick-walled double-axix garden directly imported from the grounds of the Chelsea Flower show and it is really something to see.
Roses growing on a brick wall and little garden rooms with cozy nooks to dream in...These are some of the elements that give this garden poetry and magic. I can see myself with a cup of tea and a good book settling in for the afternoon. This is a garden lover's dream.
Have a wonderful weekend!