May 26, 2011

52nd Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour


This coming Memorial Day Weekend marks the 52nd Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour.
What a great opportunity to come and see beautiful horse properties that are normally not open to the public! You can purchase your tickets, along with a box lunch at Trinity Church.  Matthews House & Garden will be open Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
 Come out to the country this weekend and join us for the stable tour, polo matches, an arts & crafts show at Trinity and many more activities.

May 19, 2011

Welcome to Everhart Part One

Lets talk about garden envy! If ever there was a garden to envy, it would be my dear client and friend Glenda Cudaback's. Ascending up the hill to her beloved Everhart is a treat beyond your imagination. The first thing I noticed, is that maybe this is a garden that could be obtainable. The beauty of Everhart is that it has everything you would ever want on your estate, but in a much smaller scale. The stone house sits on a hill surrounded by english gardens, and long sweeping views of an orchard in front of an ice house and stream. You don't know where to look first! There is beauty everywhere! Let's just say you get a warm, fuzzy feeling visiting Glenda's house and garden. And oh, by the way, there is always champagne in the fridge awaiting your arrival!        

This tree peony just takes my breath away! It is a Duchess of Marlborough and has been in the ground for 8 years.  They take awhile to settle in and begin blooming, but when they do, it's a dazzling spring feast for your eyes!

Attached to the back of the house is a beautiful white pergola covered with white wisteria.

Look at those cascading blooms. Aren't they beautiful?

How about this stone garden tool shed with a lattice roof!

Throughout the garden there are hundreds of roses, peonies, clematis, boxwoods, bulbs and perennials, all of my favorites. I hope you have enjoyed Glenda's garden as much as I have.

May 12, 2011

Exciting News

We are privileged to be featured in The Washington Post today!
Do stop by if you are in the area. We would love to see you!

May 6, 2011

Welcome to Matthews

 This is our 175 year old church which we lovingly restored over ten months 
and turned into our home furnishings and interior design store.

 This is the design studio which was previously the congregation hall built in 1983.
We gave it a false storefront facade to change the roof lines and match the church.
The sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains are a constant 
reminder of living in the beautiful countryside.

Our future knot garden is surrounded by antique fencing.

May 4, 2011

Lilac Standard

I have had this meyeri lilac topiary standard for sixteen years!
It has moved with me from Cleveland, Ohio to Leesburg, Virginia and now Upperville.

I look forward to the beautiful, fragrant flowers every spring.

I planted four more in the future knot garden in front of our design studio.

Welcome to Matthews House and Garden blog.
We're excited to share all of the beautiful things we love with you.