Monday, May 18, 2009

Garden of Enchantment

This Northern California garden retreat owned by Donna O’Brien summons the Scottish heritage so dear to her heart.
This magical outdoor haven is tucked into a neighborhood, yet it exudes a true sense of solitude.
The curved pathways lead to several outdoor “rooms,” including places to read, dine, or simply reflect. Folkloric figures like a fairy and a cherub give O’Brien’s garden a magical quality, while moss growing throughout the setting ages it and adds to its “ancient” feeling.
A frame of oak trees and green textured and muted white colors contribute to the secluded feeling of this “gentle fortress."
Now I must say, I woundn't mind a backyard like this!

All photo’s courtesy of Victoria magazine.