Take in the entire garden vista from the 19th-century wrought iron gazebo that made its way from its maker in Colonial India to our 21st-century garden in Scholls, Oregon.
From Versailles to Villa d’Este, every major garden in Europe has a grand staircase. Our modest version cascades down from our home, past the Koi pool and lawn and into the garden rooms.
Vita Sackville-West, the 20th century English poet and writer, created a white garden in 1949 at Sissinghurst in Kent, England. It is so lovely, we were inspired to create our own.
English Cottage Garden
The quintessential English flower garden was first created by tenants living in cottages and working on vast estates of the English gentry. Ours recalls gardens at Gravetye Manor and Great Dixter in Sussex.
Vegetable gardens began in medieval times within the walls of monasteries across Europe. In a bow to their religious beliefs, the gardens contained four sections, representing a cross, and a
Victorian Foot Bridge
Oakwood Gardens has picturesque bridges gracing its meandering stream, inspired by vast estates in England and those found at small jewel-like gardens, such as Monet’s in Giverny, France.
A cascading waterfall adds nature’s music to the gardens. Be sure to listen to the calming sounds of the Lionhead fountain in the White Garden, Haddonstone fountain in the Potager, and the stillness of the reflecting pool in the Sanctuary Garden.
A garden should bring you in harmony with nature and quiet your soul. We created the Sanctuary Garden for just this purpose – moments of tranquility, reflection and thoughtfulness.
A sign in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, in Cornwall, England, says, “Woods are meant to be walked through not around.” Stroll through our woodland garden and enjoy a picnic in the Amish Wedding Gazebo.
Prince Charles believes gardens need two things: rich soil and water. A series of ponds, bogs and plantings are reminiscent of Monet’s Lily Garden in Giverny and Beth Chatto’s bog garden in Sussex.