The starkness of the season reveals the sculptural elegance of a wintry garden at James Madison's home, Montpelier [Winter 2011, Department: Garden Party, Photography: Maggie Wilson]

The starkness of the season reveals the sculptural elegance of a wintry garden at James Madison's home, Montpelier [Winter 2011, Department: Garden Party, Photography: Maggie Wilson]

Montpelier Garden Montpelier was the estate of the fourth President of the United States, James Madison. The estate was purchased by the du Pont family in 1901 and Annie du Pont restored the terraces and added brick walls, iron gates and statuary. Annie's daughter Marion hired Charles Gillette to design additonal perennial beds. There is a classic temple, with an ice house underneath, overlooking a pond in the north yard. The National Trust for Historic Preservation bought Montpelier in…

Montpelier Garden Montpelier was the estate of the fourth President of the United States, James Madison. The estate was purchased by the du Pont family in 1901 and Annie du Pont restored the terraces and added brick walls, iron gates and statuary. Annie's daughter Marion hired Charles Gillette to design additonal perennial beds. There is a classic temple, with an ice house underneath, overlooking a pond in the north yard. The National Trust for Historic Preservation bought Montpelier in…

The Conservatory is an all-glass tropical gardenhouse wedding venue located in St. Charles, MO (St. Louis). Conservatory website: GardenWedding.com.  #wedding #garden

The Conservatory is an all-glass tropical gardenhouse wedding venue located in St. Charles, MO (St. Louis). Conservatory website: GardenWedding.com. #wedding #garden

Alex Smith Garden Design, LTD - Residential garden/hardscape design and installation company dedicated to creating classic, timeless outdoor spaces

Alex Smith Garden Design, LTD - Residential garden/hardscape design and installation company dedicated to creating classic, timeless outdoor spaces

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