Christmas at Ladew Gardens: a country manor house drawing room

The manor house at Ladew Topiary Gardens was built in 1820 and purchased by Harvy Ladew (1887-1976) in 1929. For the rest of his life Mr. Ladew (as he is lovingly referred to by the staff at the Gardens) restored and decorated the house, while creating the exquisite gardens on the property. Both the house… Continue reading Christmas at Ladew Gardens: a country manor house drawing room

upcoming holiday events

The holidays are upon us! We will be participating in two wonderful events and thought we’d share some information about them with you. On Friday December 6th and Saturday December 7th Ladew Topiary Gardens hosts its annual Christmas Open House and Greens Sale.  This year the theme is Winter Wonderland, and each room of the historic… Continue reading upcoming holiday events

weekend edit 6.14.19

Around the House:  Silk 101  I’m increasingly fascinated with the origin stories of decorative art objects and textiles. Here is an interesting short history of silk, the mysterious, luxurious, much coveted fabric, in this month’s Veranda Magazine. It includes plenty of modern day examples with sources and a chart describing the various kinds of silks… Continue reading weekend edit 6.14.19