Friday, November 6, 2009

THE SECRET OF GARDEN ENTRIES & HALLWAYS

Did you know, the more entries a garden has the better a garden is? Why?
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Garden Entries are focal points drawing the eye, foot, imagination. Leading to foyers, hallways & living rooms. If you can do it inside, dahlings, you can do it outside.
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Above, Garden Entry with tiny landing leading directly into a hallway. See it? Can you label each section? Spread it farther. See the walls? See the ceiling?
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Creating a garden is no more than creating outdoor rooms.
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My favorite garden hallway is above. I took the pic in the Cotswolds. Don't you want to see where the hallway leads?
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How important are Garden Entries & Garden Hallways????????? Today, I'm off to finish a landscape design for a garden full of living rooms. I will add Entries & Hallways connecting them. La-Ti-Da. One of my favorite things to do.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

4 comments:

Terry said...

You've got some of my favorite patterns:

111. HALF-HIDDEN GARDEN

112. ENTRANCE TRANSITION

115. COURTYARDS WHICH LIVE includes this Tara special:

"1. There is too little ambiguity between indoors and outdoors.
If the walls, sliding doors, doors which lead from the indoors to the outdoors, are too abrupt, then there is no opportunity for a person to find himself half way between the two - and then, on the impulse of a second, to drift toward the outside. People need an ambiguous in-between realm - a porch, or a veranda, which they naturally pass onto often, as part of their ordinary life within the house, so that they can drift naturally to the outside."

and

134. ZEN VIEW

from "A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction"

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

A jolly nice entrance it is too.

All this Cotswold stuff makes me homesick. My Mum and sister live just outside Chipping Norton.

Landscape Designer said...

Great photo! What garden was this taken in?
Sandra Jonas

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a lovely entrance, do you have more photos to lead us the rest of the way? I'm dying to see....