Thursday, April 30, 2020

Tasha Tudor House and Gardens

Tasha Tudor's son built the house by hand without the aid of power tools. She loved Corgis, painting, gardening, and an old-fashioned life. via

Can you imagine in your wildest dreams having a row of pink peonies like this? Sigh. xo


Lisa D. said...

It's charming. I wonder what it looks like inside.

Anita ~ the cabin on the creek said...

It is just gorgeous! I had the pleasure of attending a garden tour many years ago of the gardens & properties of three Tudor generations. We did not go inside any of the homes, but I have so many books of Tasha Tudor's home & gardens that I feel I know the house. All of the gardens were just beautiful, especially Tasha's quite mature garden. It was an inspirational trip shared with two close friends who love her & gardening!

...all is grace!

Content in a Cottage said...

Anita - the cabin on the creek: ANITA, How nice to hear you saw this mature garden of Tasha's plus two other gardens and grounds of family members. I suppose they were her son's and Bethany's, her daughter, right? It is such a shame about the bitter family feud over the estate after Tasha died. I blogged about it in the past.
I was once very fond of all things Tasha Tudor but Beatrix Potter has replaced her now.
xo, Rosemary

Anita ~ the cabin on the creek said...

Yes, Rosemary, one garden belonged to Seth & his wife, Marjorie. The other garden belonged to Tasha's grandson, Winslow, & his wife, I believe her name is Amy. The "theme" was three gardens in different stages of development, from mature to fairly new (Winslow's). They were all congenial & willing to answer any question. I was quite impressed with Seth's outdoor workshop. He had all of his power tools built into different wooden cabinets, with sliding doors & such. He loves to work outside & that way he can work outside any time the weather permits. We met Tasha, though from a distance. She was quite frail at that time, which I believe was 2005 or 2006. It is one of my favorite memories, & sadly I don't believe they have continued the garden tours. So unfortunate with what happened after her death.

I too like Beatrix Potter, but don't know quite as much about her. I think you have had an influence in that department, along with Susan Branch.

...all is grace!

itztru said...

I have been blessed to have privately walked through her gardens with her. This invitation was extended as a thank you for my hosting a very special speaking/sketching event Tasha did for her adoring public and the non profit I was on the board of.