Unidentified garden by Edward van Altena. Florida, 1930.
If you feel like a bit of armchair travel in history and time, see the breathtakingly beautiful, historical garden images from the Archive of American Gardens available online at flickr since last October.
A small selection of their complete collection, these images from the 1920s and '30s show the bucolic playgrounds of the affluent during the 'golden era' of the American gardens. Many of them were designed by the most renoved landscape architects of that time, like Beatrix Farrand and Jens Jensen.