Need a little sunshine? The dreary winter always leaves me craving some eye candy in the form of gardens, luscious green gardens. That’s why The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, published by Vendome, is one of my favorite books of 2018. My reason needs little explanation – just take a look below:
Her gardens of Virginia are my absolute favorite.
My dream property!
Mellon was born an heir to a great fortune—her grandfather invented Listerine and her father was the president of Gillette—and married one of the wealthiest men in America, the banking heir and philanthropist Paul Mellon. Known to her friends as Bunny, Mrs. Mellon cut a distinguished presence in rarified circles in Washington, New York, London, and Paris, where the Mellons maintained homes celebrated for their refinement and taste.
Even her more formal gardens have an ease that I love and make them seem accessible.
But Mellon’s greatest love, and her signature accomplishment, was landscape and garden design.
I highly recommend The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, by Linda Jane Holden and photography by Roger Foley, to any lover of gardens, landscapes, or American history.
Thanks to Vendome for providing this book for Decorology to share!