Talk of the Town - Real Estate News from the Hamptons and North Fork

July 8, 2014

English Gardens for Commoners

The gardens of the British elite required money, free time and a staff; for everyone else, here’s how to look the part. From the Wall Street Journal, by Bart Ziegler The English are major-league gardeners. Way more than in the U.S., horticulture is a national hobby and subject of everyday discussion. It’s a fascination that stretches back at least to the era of the grand “country houses” that still dot rural regions. Having recently returned from visiting some of these spreads I have some simple advice if you want to try this at home. First, be born wealthy. Second, inherit or acquire a historic mansion. Third, have an obsessive-compulsive personality, a lot of free time and a large staff. Seriously,...

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