The Traveling Garden Designer - Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Thinking Outside the Boxwood, Nick McCullough The Traveling Gardener, Travel

The Traveling Garden Designer: Bloedel Reserve

The Traveling Garden Designer is jumping coasts to Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Similar to Thuya Gardens, Bloedel was a home belonging to passionate gardeners/conservationist that has been donated to be a public garden. A completely different scale and style, but still with the combination of formal gardens and natural woodland walks. We visited Bloedel during July, and the … READ MORE

Traveling Gardener | Thuya Garden | Mount Desert Island. Tour Thuya Garden on Thinking Outside the Boxwood Nick McCullough The Traveling Gardener

The Traveling Garden Designer: Thuya Garden – Northeast Harbor, Maine

Located in the Land and Garden Preserve area of Mount Desert Island, Thuya Garden is garden that everyone can appreciate. An English style garden nestled inside the natural environment, with both soothing woodlands and flamboyant color.  The design of the land and garden are the conception of two architects/designers, the original being Joseph Curtis and later Charles Savage. You can … READ MORE

The Blue Garden - Newport, RI Garden Tour from Thinking Outside the Boxwood G A R D E N S, GARDEN DESIGN, Garden Tours

Garden Tour – The Blue Garden

Part three of my garden tours through Rhode Island brings us to the famous Fredrick Law Olmsted Jr. designed Blue Garden. This garden owes its significance from its original patroness, Harriet Parsons James, Olmsted’s vision and its contemporary savior, Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton. The story of how this garden was rehabilitated from its long hidden original form is awe inspiring. I have … READ MORE