april showers bring may flowers, to my delight, gardens come too!

what better way to celebrate the gifts of may than with the best gardens from vogue throughout the years- madonna’s english country estate (i love the image of her on the lawn in alexander mcqueen), bruce weber’s little bear ranch in montana, karl lagerfeld’s minimal villa in biarritz, stella tennant’s lush estate in scotland and two of my absolute favorites, oscar and annette de la renta’s connecticut gardens and mariella agnelli’s beyond chic house in marrakech!

so long showers, hello flowers- welcome may gardens too! a gift!

all photographs from

janet and gilbert de botton's manse in the south of france- photographed by francoise halard- vogue- september 2004

lord lambton and claire ward's seventeenth- century villa outside of siena, italy- photographed by francois halard- vogue- april 2005

one of my favorites, marella agnelli's house in marrakech, morocco- photographed by eric boman- vogue- august 2006

another favorite garden, oscar de la renta's in connecticut- photographed by francois halard- vogue- december 2008

model isabelle townsend and patrick deedes-vincke's mill house in france- photographed by francois halard- vogue- october 2010

claude wasserstein's wraparound terrace in manhatten- photographed by francois halard- vogue- september 2011

madonna at her english country estate- photographed by tim walker- vogue- august 2005

author bella pollen's sage-and-thyme lawn in the english countryside- photographed by francois halard- vogue- june 2011

stella mccartney's country estate in england- photographed by bruce weber- vogue- november 2010

karl lagerfeld's villa in biarritz, france- photographed by karl lagerfeld- vogue- april 2002

designer emma hanbury's wembury house in devon, england- photographed by francois halard- vogue- august 2003

dries van noten's private lake at his house outside of antwerp, belgium- gorgeous! photographed by juergen teller- vogue- december 2010

designer rachel riley's vegetable garden at her chateau in the loire valley in france- photographed by francois halard- vogue- feburary 2006

bruce weber and nan bush's little bear ranch in montana- photographed by bruce weber- vogue- march 1997

model stella tennant's caledonian estate in scotland- photographed by francois halard- vogue- october 2005



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