All photos, Dean Farris, courtesy Julie and Tom Britt, Britt estate, Watermill
Imagine the beauty of gardens that have had over fifty years to mature~ the exquisite grounds of the Thomas Britt estate, on Long Island, are well established, with the patina of age and a mellow glow, as Julie herself said, this place could be anywhere in the world! Geraniums are a trademark of Tom's garden designs, and his adjoining property has a magnificent reflecting pool, down below the swimming pool. To see that property, please refer to Veranda magazine~ an homage to certain grand houses and gardens of Europe.
The overall ambience of the Britt estate gardens is very Russell Page, and I thought of Mrs. Brown's place and also of the Manhasset estate of Bill and Babe Paley. Looking forward to returning in the Spring, when the allee' of cherry trees blooms in all of it's natural grandeur! Oh, the pleasure of making some arrangements from those branches for the house! Divine! Enjoy! DF *****
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