Nowhere is spring more apparent than on a working farm, and Shelburne Farms is no exception. The National Historic Landmark, which evolved from the Gilded Age retreat of socialite Eliza Osgood Vanderbilt Webb and railroad magnate William Seward Webb into a nonprofit focused on sustainable farming, is now immortalized in a glossy design book. Period photos and present-day images gorgeously detail the Shingle- and Queen Anne-style residence (now The Inn), along with its formal Italianate flower garden, Breeding Barn, and the grounds, conceived by Frederick Law Olmsted. You’ll even find recipes from the restaurant. “Shelburne Farms: House, Gardens, Farm, and Barns” by Glenn Suokko, Rizzoli New York, 2017 $65 at Shelburne Farms Welcome Center & Farm Store, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, Vt., shelburnefarms.org and select bookstores.
Marni Elyse Katz blogs at stylecarrot.com