Edith Wharton's The Mount Gardens and Grounds traditional-landscape
 

Edith Wharton's The Mount Gardens and Grounds

Courtesy of edithwharton.org. Photo by David Dashiell.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Garden Tour: Edith Wharton's The Mount
Farrand designed the entrance sequence in three parts. The first part is an 800-foot long straight allee of sugar maples. It passed an extensive kitchen garden she designed adjacent to the gatehouse (seen through the fog in this picture) which no longer exists. It also passed a greenhouse and the stables. Beyond those outbuildings it leads through the woods.
Here the fog blurs the gatehouse at the end of this allée, increasing the anticipation on the approach to the indistinct architecture.
Of course, everyone's idea of a wondrous walkway includes a towering allée of trees on either side, their branches reaching out to meet each other far overhead. Add a little protective fog, a vista and a curve at the end of the path leading towards a new adventure, and this is quite possibly the perfect path. It also takes at least 30 years to create a path like this from scratch.
Mid-October brings bolder and brighter displays that are as magical as they are spooky in the early-morning fog.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

chrisnogrady added this to chrisnogrady's Ideas
April 28, 2014
Love the fog!
juanita125 added this to juanita125's Ideas
April 2, 2014
Courtesy of edithwharton.org. Photo by David Dashiell.
ginny3011 added this to ginny3011's Ideas
March 13, 2014
Trees and fog!
lilysmitchell added this to lilysmitchell's ideas
December 4, 2013
Reminds me of Norwegian forest park - lovely
mazzie25 added this to mazzie25's ideas
November 21, 2013
Love!!!
ashleyloren added this to Dream House
September 2, 2013
Favorite weather. Love this vibe!!
terriuskim added this to terriuskim's Ideas
August 31, 2013
Swoon
nanette Scharbach added this to built ins and details
August 13, 2013
art
wynnwood1 added this to Formal garden designs
June 2, 2013
Allee of sugar maples
Stephanie Dyas added this to stephanie_dyas's ideas
April 27, 2013
Beautiful
jessib added this to Exterior
April 26, 2013
trees
beginf added this to haddenf's ideas
March 31, 2013
fabulous mural material, tall coloured trees, slight fog to blur the sharp images, most appealing.
Katerina Harapinia added this to ketri's ideas
March 6, 2013
love it
defho added this to cottage
January 31, 2013
Just pretty
Jane Davies added this to garden
January 30, 2013
So romantic! An allee of trees was also created to protect women from the harmful effects of the sun.
tvukovic87 added this to Dreams
January 9, 2013
Morning Mist
davnang95 added this to Outdoor Spaces
January 5, 2013
Ok...that's just beautiful!
STONEIDEA added this to Garden
December 4, 2012
garden
tellis81 added this to tellis81's ideas
November 15, 2012
foggy trees
mdarwin added this to mdarwin's ideas
November 12, 2012
Pretty picture
ohyeahnow added this to ohyeahnow's ideas
October 14, 2012
Want something like this for our driveway.
lor4kids added this to landscaping
October 10, 2012
sugar maples , Allee
cfrazer30 added this to garden
October 5, 2012
Fog
louised0814 added this to garden
October 3, 2012
trees
bethdicori added this to bethdicori's ideas
September 30, 2012
What a beautiful photo.........the lane, the mist, the gates in the distance.......this scene evokes the beginnings of a novel!
kshackleton added this to kshackleton's Ideas
September 23, 2012
Thin woods
estheryork added this to estheryork's ideas
September 17, 2012
The tall trees. The allee. The fog. The mystery . . . !
Paige Tomkinson added this to ideal homes
September 12, 2012
On Edith Wharton's property, allee of sugar maples going to the gatehouse. So incredibly beautiful!
bc2618 added this to bc2618's ideas
September 7, 2012
love it
letyrom added this to garden
August 19, 2012
Peace
mischa added this to Arcadia Drive
August 14, 2012
photo
maximum added this to maximum's ideas
August 14, 2012
makes me want to daydream about ideas etc...restful
houzz222 added this to houzz222's ideas
August 5, 2012
exterior
frankyz added this to ***Likes***
June 14, 2012
Driveway
klchess added this to KC Landscaping ideas
April 20, 2012
Love this lane!
Jill Brennan added this to Entryway
March 31, 2012
What more could you ask for in a driveway?
lydiamargaret added this to lydiamargaret's Favorites
March 25, 2012
Love it
mtgauld added this to mtgauld's ideas
March 23, 2012
Just a pretty picture with the fog and gate in the distance.
m933 added this to m933's ideas
February 20, 2012
fog
brinlee_pickering added this to Landscapes
February 5, 2012
Gorgeous old grove!
3126 added this to 3126's ideas
February 4, 2012
where do you get this picture
jatalla added this to Misc Decorating
February 4, 2012
Photo taken in the fog
vmateo added this to vmateo's ideas
January 31, 2012
beautiful picture wall art
Kasey added this to Outdoor
January 30, 2012
I like all the trees on the sides of the lane.
l7tribe added this to l7tribe's ideas
January 30, 2012
love!
turtlesheen added this to TurtleSheen's Favorites
January 29, 2012
This path.
tamhoffman added this to garden
January 28, 2012
For up the driveway
natalieweir added this to kids bedroom ideas
January 21, 2012
Photography
Chandel B added this to chandeezyb's ideas
January 20, 2012
Tree allee, fog
kjarkansas added this to kjarkansas's ideas
January 19, 2012
love the feel
eyelyon added this to eyelyon's Favorites
January 18, 2012
Fog
pinterart added this to ART IDEAS
January 18, 2012
FOGG PHOTO TREES
llaing added this to llaing's ideas
January 18, 2012
fog pic
lesismore added this to lesismore's Favorites
January 18, 2012
Photography
crodrigues added this to crodrigues's ideas
January 18, 2012
great picture!
Kristen Dolan Design added this to Mist
January 17, 2012
mystical allee
goodchick added this to hardscape & landscape
January 16, 2012
i want this entry approach
Philis Rivera added this to Garden Spaces
January 15, 2012
trees, trees, trees
sharen added this to sharen's ideas
July 23, 2011
this is beautiful
Jennifer Payne added this to jennifer_p's Favorites
July 23, 2011
Love the trees
Studio LS Incorporated added this to garden
July 19, 2011
breathtaking, moody...
nesse added this to gardens
July 18, 2011
sugar maples Edith Wharton house
emberok added this to emberok's ideas
July 18, 2011
kept for painting guide
Jamie Winter added this to kitchens, living rms, bed rms, etc.
July 18, 2011
LOVE.... this entrance with long stright allee of Sugar Maples.
frankyz added this to Entry Way
July 17, 2011
Driveway
houzzwebsite added this to Garden Haus
July 17, 2011
Farrand designed the entrance sequence in three parts. The first part is an 800-foot long straight allee of sugar maples. It passed an extensive kitchen garden she designed adjacent to the gatehouse (seen through the fog in this picture) which no longer exists. It also passed a greenhouse and the stables. Beyond those outbuildings it leads through the woods.
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