The gardens of Bunny Mellon / Linda Jane Holden ; photographs by Roger Foley ; foreword by Sir Peter Crane
Book | Vendome | 2018

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307 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Includes index.
"Throughout her long and storied life, Rachel Bunny Mellon's greatest passion was garden design. She and her husband, Paul Mellon, one of the wealthiest men in America, maintained homes in New York, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Antigua, and Upperville, Virginia, and she designed the gardens at all of them. She also designed gardens for some of her dearest friends, including the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House, at the request of President Kennedy, and the gardens at both the Paris home and the chateau of couturier Hubert de Givenchy. All of these gardens are featured in The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, illustrated with Mellon's own garden plans, sketches, and watercolors, as well as with archival photographs and specially commissioned photographs of Oak Spring, the Mellon estate in Upperville. Author Linda Holden's text is based on extensive interviews with Mellon before her death in 2014"--Provided by publisher.
Gardens in Virginia. Oak Spring garden and farm ; Trinity Episcopal church -- Mellon family gardens. New York City ; Cape Cod ; Nantucket ; Antigua -- Kennedy family gardens. Rose Garden, White House ; Jacqueline Kennedy garden, White House ; John F. Kennedy grave site, Arlington National Cemetery ; John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum -- Gardens in France. Château du Jonchet, Eure-et-Loir ; Potager du Roi, Versailles.
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