The Gardens of Bunny Mellon



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Linda Jane Holden


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 ch√Ęteau 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.

Additional information

Weight 2169 g
Dimensions 24.3 x 31.1 cm
Publisher name The Vendome Press
Publication date 8 October 2018
Number of pages 308
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Roger Foley, Foreword by Sir Peter Crane
Dimensions 24.3 x 31.1 cm
Weight 2169 g


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