BY MOYA ANDREWS, PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES KELLAR
Country gardens share many common attributes, among them spaciousness, privacy, and tranquility. The three country gardens showcased here (all within 35 minutes of downtown Bloomington — two in Brown County and one near Lake Lemon) share those attributes and more. All are designed to meld with adjoining undeveloped land. They are built on sloping sites and have benefited from human engineering to make them safer to navigate. Each includes multiple areas for entertaining. Yet these gardens are unusually personal and reflect the passions and lifestyles of their owners. And though they are quite different in style, each garden is in harmony with its surroundings.