Three private sanctuaries designed for quiet, contemplative time away from the hum of everyday life.
BY MOYA ANDREWS, PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES KELLAR
Gardens serve many purposes. Some are public and frequented by many people; they can be created for recreation like parks or for education like demonstration gardens. Others — like plantings in front yards — are simply to be admired by passers-by. But the three gardens featured here are not created for the public; they are for their owners or by invitation only. These gardens are best described as private sanctuaries, deliberately set apart from the noise and bustle of daily life. They are sheltered, contemplative spaces where nature is celebrated. The gardens are very different in style, yet all three are superbly designed.