Ina Garten, aka the Barefoot Contessa, needs no introduction from my part and neither do her gardens! Some of my favorite moments on her Emmy winning cooking show are the glimpses into her stunning kitchen, as well as her outdoor entertaining. Ina’s garden parties are some of East Hampton’s finest!
The original gardens were designed by Edwina von Gaal and later expanded with the addition of a neighboring property that today houses Ina’s famous barn. The initial lot was divided into four parts – one for the main house (a classic shingle covered farmhouse), one for an orchard, one for the vegetable and kitchen garden, and one part for an open lawn. A decade later, Ina and her husband Jeffrey Garten, managed to purchase a neighboring lot which allowed Ina to build the barn that now serves as her culinary lab and filming studio. The two properties were unified into one dreamy garden with the help of Joseph Tyree, a former associate of von Gaal.
Crab apple trees, white roses and potted hydrangea trees, jasmine, clematis and Russian sage, parterres filled with lavender and a well-cared for vegetable garden – they all blend seamlessly to create an architectural, picture-worthy garden!
Head over to Elle Decor to read more about Ina’s famous gardens!