In 2017, Forbes named Winfrey the wealthiest female entertainer in the United States and, according to Time, she's also one of the richest female entrepreneurs in the country. Her home is a direct indicator of her fortune and while Oprah could afford to pay others to upkeep her property, there are certain things she likes to do herself.
According to Oprah magazine, Winfrey's tearoom faces a stunning view of Montecito and her own English garden. In it reside many different kinds of perennials and annuals. Winfrey explained that the diversity in the garden is what she loves most of all. Also a part of her English garden is a full acre of rose bushes designed by Dan Bifano, an expert rosarian — yes, that's a thing. Despite having a specialist on the scene, Winfrey clarified, "I had my hands down in the dirt, helping plant these [roses]."
Winfrey never had a garden growing up. "All I had was the hydrangea bush that was in front of my grandmother's porch," she said and noted that she decided to pay homage to her grandmother with thousands of white hydrangeas planted along Hallelujah Lane.
Winfrey even has her own vegetable garden — one she harvests herself. "I can get excited over little things," she explained. "Just the bounty of it, the fact that this just came out of the ground."