Undoubtedly one of the coolest things about gardening is creating great spaces for entertaining, right? Examples, please.
First up is a good-sized deck elevated above a very Oehme, van Sweden-type New American Garden (sweeps of grasses and tough perennials). Guests aren’t quite IN the garden but they’re close, and there’s a great view from everywhere.
Next in the photo above is a very small part of the huge, amazing garden of James David in Austin, and it’s easy to imagine a stylish dinner party at this table, a la Garden Design Mag. Here the guests are surrounded by garden.
Then there’s the social hub of Buffalo – Gordon and Brian’s garden, photo right.
I mean good LORD, there’s not just a bar here and a sound system, but a flat screen TV. It’s like a beach bar, only inland and very urban. And looking outward from the bar who should we see but our own Eliz with her buddies Cheryl and Polly. These ladies who know how to partay!
After these lush garden scenes you can see from the final photo why I’m so jealous – coz when I entertain outdoors it’s way above the garden. The view’s nice but the deck? It’s just a deck, not a garden.
SHOW US YOURS
If you’ve posted photos of your outdoor party room, leave the link in a comment – or even send me a photo and I’ll post it. (susanATsustainable-gardening.com)
Thanks to Gordon Ballard and PamJ for the use of their photos.Susan Harris on August 16, 2008 at 2:24 am, in the category Real Gardens.