There is a world of inspiration out there no matter what your interests or passions are. And now with the internet, inspiration can be found with the entry of a search term into a search engine or by using my favourite time devourer, Pinterest.
As a garden designer there are numerous accomplished garden designers that provide me with endless inspiration, from plants, to materials or even just a colour combination.
I don’t think I am alone when I tell you I love looking through gardening books. So many people do. They are pages and pages of inspiration that you can revisit time and time again. Each time I revisit one of my garden books I find something new that I hadn’t noticed before and that is what keeps me coming back for more.
Today I have selected a few pictures from three of my favourite and inspiring garden designers. I think you will agree that it is a diverse collection, but a collection that can suit any situation large or small.
Dan Kiley. The Miller House, Columbus Indiana USA
Dan Kiley designed a number of gardens but the Miller House one of his most well know and it is my favourite. It is a great example of 20th century modernism. Today the house is a National Historic Landmark owned and maintained by Indianapolis Museum of Art. You can visit the house on open days.
Miller House images from vulgare.net
Fiona Brockhoff. Fiona Brockhoff Design, Victoria AUS
Fiona Brockhoff Design is located in Victoria. She has an extensive body of work and is featured in a number of publications. Here are some of the pictures that I think sum up the gardens created by Fiona Brockhoff Design.
Fiona Brockhoff Design pictures from fionabrockhoffdesign.com
Piet Oudolf. World renowned garden and landscape designer Holland
Piet Oudolf is a master plants man and master meadow creator. Creating gardens that look like they naturally exist within their location. Using beautiful flowing grasses and wildflowers that have a place within the garden even after the flowers have dried and the grass has become straw coloured. Piet Oudolf’s gardens have a life well beyond the living.
Piet Oudolf images from oudolf.com
Piet Boon Garden Holland image from chicagobotanic.org
What do you think? Are you inspired? I sure hope so.
If you have had the privilege of visiting many of these gardens please leave a comment, I’d love to know what you thought of the garden during your visit.
Until next time.