Thursday, April 11, 2019

Charlotte Moss: Quiet Place to Sit

Design by Charlotte Moss 
A Quiet Spot to Sit
If you had to describe my garden, it's not so much about parterres and sweeping vistas as it is about intimate spaces, small rooms—gardens within gardens. We invited Gilles Guillot, the head gardener of the Prieuré Notre-Dame d'Orsan in Maisonnais, France, to re-create the same rondel-like windows into our hedging as he did at Orsan, and to weave similar willow benches, a gloriette, and frames for the espalier. Like rooms in a house, exterior rooms also want furnishings. Drawing your eye to a quiet corner, at the end of an allée, or under a tree, garden seating begs you to stay awhile, to sit and enjoy the view and the fruits of your labor. via


annette said...

Never have I seen anything quite like this charming bench.

lisa said...

So charming and inviting. I would love to have this in my garden.

Claire said...

I am finding that the older I get, I need more spots in my garden to rest as I work. Now this wonderful bench along with a cushion and pillow or two would be a great place for a nap! Just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing!

The Queen Vee said...

How lovely! This reminds me of the Patrick Dougharty willow exhibit that I saw a few weeks ago at the BYU Museum of Art.