This landscape reveals the story of a family and the architecture of their impeccably restored early-twentieth-century manor home, which sits prominently on two acres of ledge-dotted land in an established Boston neighborhood. The hauntingly beautiful garden evolves with a sense of abandon and has a timeless quality.
The thoughtful landscape masterplan reimagines the role of an elegant centennial beech and paints life into the setting with multi-seasonal plant characteristics to shape memorable spaces. New garden rooms are arranged to celebrate the tree, and colonies of viburnums and flowering dogwoods surround and enhance the puddingstone ledge outcrops. Fothergilla hedges create dynamic structure, and a linear parterre garden—filled with abundant low-maintenance perennials and herbs—produces armfuls of fragrant flowers, spring through fall. Large areas of lawn are converted to managed meadow, and knee-height grasses strike a textural contrast with the quiet architecture. Amidst a restored ecological balance, the stunning seasons unfold.
2014 International Merit Award from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers
2013 APLD New England Chapter Annual Garden Tour
Collaborators: Claudia Noury-Ello Architects, Gardenform Landscape Construction, Janus et Cie, Select Horticulture, C.S. Bailey, The Garden Concierge