This is the view that George Eastman's mother had from her bedroom. While the garden isn't exactly as it was those many years ago - I think it is a great example of how important the view of the garden is from the inside of the house. Mrs. Eastman was wheelchair bound and every window was low enough so that she could see out and enjoy a beautiful view no matter where she was in the house.
Whether you're wheelchair bound or not, being able to look outside to see something lovely really adds value to the garden. And this year, given the cold winter and spring, being able to see flowers bloom from the warmth of my living room sofa - makes me feel that the garden season has started in spite of the 2C degree mornings.