Creating Your Own Secret Garden

When we were first married, The Todd asked me what my favorite book was as a child–to which I answered “The Secret Garden” by Frances Burnett.   The next day, he bought lumber and built me a Secret Garden behind our potting shed.  It. Was. Wonderful.

 

 

 

There’s a new design drive this year called “Glamping,” where one creates something gloriously lavish in the backyard.  I like to think this is an extension of my Secret Garden life, and something everyone can create.  The trick, I think is pillows, small mementos that matter to you, blankets, and fairy lights.  Lots and lots of fairy lights.  Here’s a couple of ideas to get you started…

 

 

There’s nothing more amazing to me than a big garden swing, and The Todd actually created one once from an old bed frame.  Give it a try…

 

 

My girlie Janice created an all-white boudoir tent from old textiles…

 

 

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