Design Diary: Erin Gates’ Parents’ Connecticut Garden

When I’m looking for specific types homes to pitch to magazines, I send emails to my design contacts. When I’m looking for gardens for the Boston Globe Magazine gardens issue, I expand my reach to friends. Not being what you’d call a green thumb (ha), my landscape design contacts are hardly far and wide. We scout and shoot a year ahead, so if you have New England gardens to suggest, send me snapshots!

This year I wrote about three gardens, including designer/Elements of Style blogger Erin Gates’ parents’ gorgeous garden in rural Connecticut. I was psyched when she sent me photos and that the editors liked them. We loved that her mom works on the entire thing herself, tractor and all. She’s so sweet and humble about it; it’s really beautiful. Erin’s dad designed the house and her mom designs and tends the various gardens and plantings around the property.

The story is called, “Down in the Meadow” if you want to read it. Here are lots of pictures, including ones that weren’t published. All photography by Sarah Winchester.

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3 Comments

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3 Responses to Design Diary: Erin Gates’ Parents’ Connecticut Garden

  1. Betsy Tubridy

    Thank you Marni for such a nice blog. I appreciate that you show Sarah’s great photos which make everything look even better–and you chose the shots that I think show the yard at it’s best!

  2. Thanks for looking at your garden again Betsy : ) Enjoy it this summer!

  3. Such a very beautiful outdoor decoration I love all these outdoor decor products.

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