This home features a narrow, bluestone walkway leading guests from the driveway to the open landing and front porch of this traditional-style property. Large trees and a low-cut hedge give the front yard a formal feel, with lush, flowing plants inside.
For a minimalistic design, a bluestone walkway connects the main house with the guest house, bisected by a stone dust arrival court. The H. Keith Wagner Partnership's design of the property in Burlington, Vermont, won an American Society of Landscape Architects award.
An irregular bluestone pathway flanked with pachysandra leads to an Asian-style gate with pergola. The gate draws the eye through to frame the rear yard and entices one to enter. Designer tip: You do not need a fence to have a gate. Simply tucking an arbor gate into the landscape will draw the eye into the garden.
This classic New England Colonial features a large stone chimney and retaining wall made of bluestone and ashlar granite. An asymmetric, linear path of thermal top bluestone leads to the entrance, surrounded by spring bulbs, perennials, and shrubs.
A transition garden featuring perennials like lilac verbena, carex, honeysuckle and lavender lines a path that leads to a bluestone-paved back terrace. Highlights include a Hong Kong Orchid tree and a birdbath.
Like the walkways, the dining terrace is also made of Lilac Bluestone. It includes an outdoor kitchen designed to withstand the harsh Vermont winters with Corten steel and a cast concrete countertop. A kitchen garden conveniently borders the space.