Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gertrude Jekyll: Munstead Wood Inspires Pool

A 40 acre Alabama garden I'm working on has the bones of Gertrude Jekyll's home, Munstead Wood, below.
I've been asked to put in a swimming pool off the back terrace. Seeing these curves, above, I knew immediately how to shape the swimming pool.
How do I design 40 acres? I start at the house.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pic via internet. All my travels in England, and never to Munstead Wood.


Desert Dweller said...

Thanks - I like how the U-configured walkway and steps lead to and from a pausing bench on one side, the house door on the other side, and the pool is at the end, totally unrelated to the house in front of the corner...nice assyemetry!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Looks like fantastic inspiration!

Emom said...

A good pair of wellies too!