Greenwich, Connecticut real estate listings are some of my favorite as the gardens are always fantastically beautiful. This English Manor house was built in 1929 and the gardens designed by Madison Cox. Cox has done some pretty impressive work around the globe, and I love that I accidentally stumbled upon one of his gardens. Very different from most of his contemporaries, Cox does not slather his work on social media, in magazines or really anywhere. Even his website consists of one photograph and his contact information. Make sure to read the Wall Street Journal article about him linked above. Cox is an interesting man and you will realize how special it is to be able to peek into one of his gardens.
This allee is just perfect.
Look at that center hall table arrangement! The listing doesn’t take us inside the house. Such a tease.
Another view into the center hall. Those floors looks beautiful.
The property is 5.1 flat acres with wide expanses of lawn.
The perennial borders are so pretty. And, here is a some structure. Hedgerows with what looks like Pee Gee hydrangeas in the center.
The English manor has to have a cottage garden. This looks like a later summer shot. Beautiful clematis climbers and lots of Echinacea.
Sweet potato vines after a season’s growth – always a pretty pop of green.
The drive up to the house. I think these are hornbeams underplanted with some simple impatients to dramatic effect!
The brick patio overlooking an allee.
A pool tucked away from the house.
A beautiful pergola with climbers in pots. Wisteria has largely taken over but it doesn’t look like there are blooms yet. Sometimes it can take years.
A small but pretty brick patio off probably a living room or dining room.
And, more of that beautiful structure. A garden wall always helps things along. Neatly clipped box with loads of roses.
A tree house tucked into a pretty corner of the garden.
All photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence. The listing can be found here.
And the mid-winter green in our house courtesy of the dog: