A fresh white topcoat echoes the lines of exquisitely clipped evergreens in this Maryland garden.
Photo: Roger Foley
These gardens were created by Harvey Smith Ladew, whom I met only once toward the end of his days. Born into wealth and leisure, he passionately fancied everything English, especially the life of a country gentleman. He loved ladies, fine drink, horses, the hunt, and the hounds. Oh, and he loved country gardens too.