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Reford Gardens: Modern design meets historic flair
Elsie Reford’s legacy along with contemporary gardens from international designers are sure to inspire
Elsie's "convalescence" project evolved into a labour of love fraught with challenges. Hard-fought battles with the property’s unforgiving clay soil were won by bartering salmon for leaf mulch, and rare species that weren’t supposed to live in this rugged Maritime climate were adapted to thrive under Elsie’s careful tending. Trees were moved, earth was excavated and boulders were relocated—presumably with some help from the local men, farmers and fishing guides to whom she passed along her love and knowledge of gardening. Elsie gardened until she was almost 90. The gardens were opened to the public in 1962.
- Page 1: Elsie Reford's gardening legacy
- Page 2: A labour of love
- Page 3: The gardens today
- Page 4: What do you think a garden is?
- Page 5: A garden of knowledge
- Page 6: A garden of sticks
- Page 7: A moveable garden
- Page 8: Is the grass really greener on the other side?
- Page 9: A fun way to sow seeds
- Page 10: An elegant meal
- Page 11: A tasty spoon
- Page 12: Temporary and permanent art
- Page 13: Defying zones
- Page 14: A leisurely stroll
- Page 15: A green plan
- Page 16: Important details about the garden