I was doing research last week on tree boxes and had a meeting with my landscape architect, Susan Cohen (who I adore!) and I came across this gorgeous picture of the Versailles Orangerie in France. In French it is called the L’Orangerie du Chateau de Versailles and it was built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart between 1684 and 1686.
It is an extension of the grand gardens nearby and is used as a place to shelter plants and of course delight the eye. In the winter, the Versailles Orangerie is home to more than a thousand trees (mostly orange trees) in boxes. From May to October, the trees are put back outdoors in the Parterre Bas. The gardens are just breathtaking and I can’t wait to see them when I am there in May.
With gardening on the horizon now in most of the country we have a spectacular collection of garden planters at The Well Appointed House that I have all hand picked as favorites. We have some fabulous tree boxes are here are some reminiscent of the ones in France:
Our Wrought Iron Directoire Tree Boxes
are not inexpensive at $2484 but they are hand made in the USA and they are made to last (longer than wood). They are a good size and come in all different colors – including custom colors if you need them painted to match your house.
Here is just a sampling of some of the colors and we can have them made in custom sizes. They can be found here. Another favorite is our Square Green and Iron Planter, which is $1818:
We also have much more affordable wood and fiberglass options in varying sizes and price points:
I am sure that many of you are excited for Spring and Summer, so order your garden planters and supplies now!