Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Seen at the Boston Flower Show : A fantasy treehouse & garden

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the press preview of the Boston Flower Show. It was certainly the time to go because no only was it not crowded, giving me a chance to photograph the different displays, but we also got better access to the displays as well. The biggest and most prominent display this year was this garden eerie by Miskovsky Landscaping of Falmouth, MA  with Allen C. Haskell & Son Nursery of  Bridgewater, MA. Their display was an amazing fairy land that included an adorable - and fully decked out - tree house that I was allowed to see.

I loved the little pair of doves that were in residence - if you look closely, you'll see one below. I was literally "coo-ing" to get their attention for the photo. Almost worked!

The tree house was built on stilts, allowing for a covered seating area below: 

A feature of the garden was this amazing bronze Porter Garden Telescope by Telescopes of Vermont.

And up the stairs to the tree house eerie: 

I could live there. What's amazing is that most attendees wouldn't have been able to see this. I'm guess just press and those who attended the opening gala.

And this beautiful flower was "growing"on the base of the tree house. Not sure of the name.

We're expecting a snow storm this week - yes, seriously - so this is hopefully a respite and promise that Spring will, in fact, be here some day!

Meanwhile, I am headed off to High Point on Sunday with several other design bloggers, courtesy of Hickory Chair, Theodore Alexander, Sligh, Hooker Furniture and Century. I'm very excited and have been told to bring a selection of comfy shoes. If you're going to be there, or have any advice, let me know!

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Amy @MaisonDecor said...

oooh I love that interior of the tree house, so thanks for taking great pics and sharing it. I did not go to the flower show, but have many times and would have loved to see something like this. Just when I thought I was over green, I see this pretty room~in love!

Nancy Goldstein said...

Thank you for showing the interior of the treehouse! It was one of my favorite parts of the show. Every time I was up in it, I wished that the back wall had been left off so that the beautiful - and peaceful - little room could be enjoyed by all. Paul and David never do anything part way!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said... this is so beautiful. How amazing! I want one of these in my backyard. The inside it delightful. I'm going to save these photos for future reference.

Debbie Jacobs Designs said...

I would love to have this as my own personal little reading hideaway!
I belive that beautiful flower is a clematis. They are seen a lot here in the South twined around mailbox post.

Willow Decor said...

So adorable! Sorry I missed it! Great photos! Can't believe the snow! Enough already!

Boxwood Terrace said...

What a charming cottage! Thanks for sharing the photos. Have fun at High Point.

Petra Voegtle said...

Linda, thanks for sharing these photos. This tree house is right off a fairly tale - so sweet. I wished I could see this in reality.
Btw - the beautiful pink flower is a Clematis, a climbing plant. It is a huge family with lots of variations. I have always loved them...
Greetings, Petra

The enchanted home said...

So beautiful....wish I could bring a few books, some magazines, my coffee maker and some munchies and hide out in that cozy little cottage for the weekend:-) How adorably pretty and sweet! The gardens so lush...beautiful post!

Greet said...

This looks as a beautiful exhibition! I can't believe you have to deal with another snow storm! Here it is really nice spring weather! So pack your bags and come to Belgium!!

Linda Merrill said...

Clematis - thanks everyone!

Tara said...

All this time I have been wondering what the inside looked like! Thanks for sharing this is terrific!

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