Create a romantic outdoor retreat for two. Put together a whimsical setting with flowy draping fabric, floor cushions & pillows, candles (in lanterns or containers to keep them from the fabric in case of an unexpected breeze), flowers, portable speakers, romantic playlist, and something to sip & snack on.
Pale Pink Children's Canopy Tent by MyAppleTreeAndMe on Etsy, $ 139.00
The gardens at Chateau de Groussay are as amazing as the main house. Charles de Beistegui was inspired by 18th-century Anglo-Chinese parks & gardens & created many "follies" to delight guests. This is the most famous: Tente Tartare c.1960. The exterior is actually painted wood & the interior is completely clad in Delft tiles.
The Parc Monceau, the Duc de Chartres’ folly garden, which today is a Parisian city park, draped canvas tent. Ephemeral garden tents were extremely fashionable during the 18th century. Elaborate garden parties, were an ancient royal tradition and were first mounted at Versailles by Louis XIV in the late 1600s.
One of the most evocative symbols of summer is the garden tent. In the late eighteenth century, Europeans considered tents the most characteristic of Oriental structures and erected them prolifically in their gardens. As picturesque as they were inexpensive, tents became a staple of Anglo-Chinese folly gardens and a number of them, such as the Tartar Tent at the Parc Monceau in Paris (above) were even constructed of permanent materials. Built circa 1775, it was also the first of its kind, inspir
Ephemeral garden tents became extremely fashionable at Versailles during the reign of Louis XVI, as their ease of construction, inherent theatricality and low cost made them the perfect foil for the numerous, equally extravagant fêtes hosted by Marie-Antoinette at Trianon. Elaborate garden parties, often spanning a week’s festivities, were an ancient royal tradition and were first mounted at Versailles by Louis XIV in the late 1600s.