Growing up, there were few things more important to me than books. I collected them and read them with such excitement and was always happy to end my day reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe with my parents. I remember going through so many stacks of books as a child, but sadly I don’t remember ever coming across a book by the wildly prolific writer and illustrator, Tasha Tudor.
Tasha illustrated over 100 books and won the Caldecott award for her book, Mother Goose. And while I greatly admire her achievements in writing and illustration, I find myself drawn even more strongly to the fairytale home and garden she created for herself in Marlboro, Vermont.
Over the weekend I met with a garden consultant to teach me about the existing plants and flowers in our yard upstate. I’ve never had this much outdoor space to work with (or this many deer to deter), so I’ve been working on a personal Pinterest board of my dream garden images. During my search process I came across images of Tasha’s almost-magical garden, and I couldn’t resist sharing it here today. Whether you’re looking for natural garden inspiration of your own, or just want to escape somewhere beautiful for a few minutes, these photos are bound to transport you somewhere lush, green and relaxing. xo, grace
*You can also take a video tour of her garden here (the voiceover is in Japanese)