Landscaping is a facet of life that goes neglected by some, while others devote themselves to the land around them to ensure that not a weed goes unpulled, or a shrub goes unpruned. In many cases, it seems that the appearance and upkeep of a yard serves as a division of the classes.
Landscape has been a source of pride for centuries. In the olden days, the wealthy could afford to tend, or have their gardens tended, while the less wealthy devoted their time and efforts towards more immediate needs. What is it about a well-groomed yard that inflates a person’s ego? What is it about landscape that draws people to devote their time to ensure its upkeep?
Landscaping offers much to an individual, as well as surrounding environments. For one, landscaping preserves nature. There may be a cobblestone pathway amidst the grass and rosebushes, but landscape creates an art out of that which is around and makes it practical, as well as beneficial to the human psyche.
Landscape can also serve to conserve resources. Say there is an area in danger of eroding away. Plant some intentional trees and plants with deep root systems, and voila, the landscaped area is no longer in danger of falling prey to the elements.
Landscaping also provides comfort, a beautiful setting in which to reside, and security and privacy to homeowners. The latter of these perks is the reason so many celebrities have beautifully landscaped yards. Say, here are some examples of the most beautiful celebrity house yards. Once you see these, you’ll have a new love for landscaping.
Oprah’s Picturesque Estate
Of all celebrities to have a perfect yard, it would be Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey’s estate looks like you’re stepping into an episode of Downton Abbey. The expansive estate features a man-made lake as part of the landscaping. She also has orchards in case she wants to take the horses out for a little stroll amongst the cherries and grapes.
If the beautifully laid out stone pathways and green shrubbery as far as the eye can see isn’t enough, Oprah also has an ocean view and a mountain view. Landscapes don’t usually get classier than this. Invite us over for tea, won’t you, Winfrey darling?
Drinks with Drake by the Pool
If Oprah’s abode appeals to class, Drake’s abode appeals to everything else. Drake built a cove over his swimming pool, and the rock features that surround the pool are green with life and flowing with waterfalls. He even has a swim up bar, but the pool is just the beginning. Drake’s landscape features a sandy area for beach volleyball, a really expensive looking pingpong table, and a tennis court.
The celebrity life is probably not as easy as people think. The pressure and fame can really get to a person. That’s why celebrities go to extremes to make their homes and their outdoor living spaces reflective of who they are and how they want to spend their time; tucked away from prying eyes, and enjoying the amenities that life has to offer.