Behind the Scenes: Spring 2019 Photoshoot at Oak Spring
We experienced a once in a lifetime photoshoot last summer at Bunny Mellon's extraordinary Oak Spring. A botanist's dream with extensive gardens, greenhouse, and garden library, Oak Spring is the work of a gifted gardener with unrivaled taste. Though not formally trained, Bunny was celebrated for her love of gardens and her influential landscape designs that included Oak Spring and the redesign of the White House Rose Garden at the behest of her dear friend Jacqueline Kennedy. We spent several days there from sunrise to sunset and were enthralled with everything – the cake house, pruned fruit trees in the orchards, the reflecting pools, croquet lawn, basket house – we could go on and on. This iconic garden, not open to the public, is in Upperville, Virginia and not too far from the McKinnon and Harris workshop. It was the most perfect location to showcase our garden furniture, especially the new Virginia Bench Collection.