Historic English Gardens

Zinnia garden at Hampton Court Palace

  I love history.  I love gardens.  Combining these two things is nothing short of a Meg Ryan moment for me (for those of you who don’t get the reference, watch the movie When Harry Met Sally).  Happily, I had more opportunities than I could possibly take advantage of during our English summer of 2014–

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Moorish Gardens in Spain

Reales Alcazares Gardens Seville Spain

I love indoor/outdoor living spaces.  Did you know that we have the Moors to thank for the whole idea?  The Moorish garden always begins with a beautiful courtyard, or patio (a distinctly Moorish concept) and spreads outward to carefully tended spaces beyond the walls of the main dwelling. Picture, if you will, a long courtyard

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