Theirs is a free-spirited garden with touches of formality & elegance in artful vignettes.
In 1907 a 2-storey home was built in the heart of what was to become the Historic District of Old Towne Orange. Ninety years later Diane & Robert bought the home, proceeding to renovate it with the vision of transforming their property into a suggestion of the English cottage gardens Diane admired as a young girl on her many trips back to her mother's homeland.
Theirs is a free-spirited garden with touches of formality & elegance in artful vignettes, tasteful statuary, antiquities, & custom gazebos. The 24" box trees the couple planted 23 years ago have beautifully matured and offer shade, structure, and even a little mystery as a backdrop for a tiny pond framed by an iron Gothic church window.
The front yard features a custom iron "folly" as a dramatic focal point and mature English roses spill beyond the picket fence. In the enchanting backyard you'll discover a winding stone pathway, raised beds brimming with color, and lots of curves with destinations that challenge the parameters of this intimate space!
Welcome guests may possibly be invited to tour the downstairs and inevitably be exuberantly greeted by Banjo, the Australian Shepard... (Gypsy's successor). This designer’s sanctuary has appeared in several magazines over the years, including "Romantic Homes" & "Cottage Style". This is a two-for-one. Head down to 305 East Palmyra for another great garden!
Editor’s Note: This is a MUST SEE!
Garden Location & Information
Address / Access
339 E. Palmyra Ave
Orange, CA 92866
Wheelchair Access 10%