Made from northern white-cedar and bamboo, this quiet pavilion beautifully complements its woodland surroundings. A small reflecting pond and lush vegetation all around ensure that the owners will want to sit and enjoy this space for hours.
Garden Path Leads Through Expertly Landscaped Acreage
This gravel pathway winds through the serenely landscaped, terraced gardens that cover this home's property, connecting the upper spaces with the lower patio and entertaining space. Guests can stop at any point on this path and enjoy the beauty of the butterfly garden all the shrubs and bushes and stone, this garden feels as if it were found, naturally occurring rather than created by a skilled team of designers.
A wall of Devonshire limestone encloses the garden, emulating the shape of a traditional Tansu chest. The treasure within is just as extraordinary, with sculpted pine trees, rare Japanese Maples and a hedge of weeping cherries enlivening the landscape.
From the back deck, the homeowners have sweeping views of the valley beyond. The formal garden is all about balance. Symmetrical flower beds full of grasses, flowers and trees flank the geometric courtyard, where a reflecting pool is the focal point.
On the far side of the yard, an arbor surrounded by lush plants becomes an enchanting focal point. Meanwhile, four white chairs complement the piece and provide comfortable seating around the fire pit.
Purple coneflower, daisies, foxglove, black-eyed Susans, astilbe and hollyhocks fill this garden. "More than half the plants were split from perennials in other areas of my garden," says the homeowner, "and this turned out to be my favorite bed."
This perennial shows two years of growth. From Year 1 to Year 2, the number of stems doubled. Prairie blazing star (Liatris Pycnostachya ‘Eureka’) is a native perennial that beckons pollinators like crazy.
A small courtyard separates the driveway from the garden, with a circular entry that exudes serenity. Stone paths guide visitors around various trees and plants, with rocks along the way for sitting and reflecting.