“If you call it a backyard, it will never be a garden, because a yard is not a garden. So number one, I’d say, you don’t call it a yard. It’s your garden. And that will be the beginning of making a garden.”
– Landscape architect Miranda Brooks
I first fell in love with Miranda Brooks’ work when I discovered her garden videos on Vogue.com. That is where the quote above comes from.
As simple and obvious as it may sound, I actually find it very profound. And since the day I heard it, I have called my garden a garden. Some planting and growing has happened after that, too.
A wonderful way to learn about Miranda Brooks and her designs is to take a virtual walk through one of her earliest gardens – seemingly wild yet very well planned and organized – at Anna Wintour’s summer place on Long Island.
The huge garden was designed by Brooks 20 years ago but photographed for press only recently.