The Cranbrook House and gardens are located in Bloomfield, Michigan just outside of Detroit. Cranbrook house is a 1908 English Arts and Crafts-style home designed by Albert Kahn for the founders of Cranbrook, George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth. It is the oldest manor home in Southeast Michigan.
The 40-acre gardens were originally designed by the homeowner, George Gough Booth. The grounds include a staggering number of gardens including a sunken garden, formal garden, bog garden, herb garden, and Japanese garden.
One of my favorite gardens is the reflecting pool garden located just off the west terrace. Interestingly enough, the archival images of this garden show it surrounded by evergreen shrubs. I think the yellow and purple planting scheme looks even better.
Approaching the reflecting pool garden. You can make out the purple flowers in the background.
Beautiful image showing the purple and yellow planting scheme. The borders use great combinations of annuals and perennials.