A formal garden provides a grand entry to this stunning estate with classic architecture. The overall theme of the house is reflected in all the landscape and hardscape spaces throughout the expansive property.
Of course, a home this charming comes with a formal garden. Trimmed hedges and shrubs outline the different sitting areas, while brick walkways invite visitors to take a stroll and appreciate the antebellum architecture.
A formal garden is a must for a home this magnificent. On pleasant days, the owners can follow a gravel path between blushing hydrangea bushes, where they'll pass through a wood gate and arrive at a stone fountain overflowing with purple and red petunias.
This house is considered to be an American Foursquare Colonial. Its elevated construction made it an ideal choice for a French parterre garden, the house easily able to look over the garden's formal, orderly layout.
Minimal hardscaping can be used to define an area. For this brownstone garden, a bluestone border delineates the formal lawn, which serves as a transition space within the landscape. Carefully manicured flower beds accent the borders.
To complement the Colonial architecture of this historic home, built in 1911, the garden is organized in French parterre style. The design is intended to act as a visual link between the house and its natural surroundings.
As they wander along the garden path, guests will eventually arrive at a stone patio centered by a fountain. Thanks to its warm, two-tiered design, the piece perfectly complements the home's Mediterranean architecture.
To make the main entrance feel even more grand, landscape architect Harold Leidner layered the front yard with symmetrical plants. Thus, as guests cross the steps, they'll stroll past identical hedges, planters and ornamental grasses.
Rather than fill the empty space of the planting beds with an array of flowers and shrubs, the designer chose to emphasize the unique boxwood shapes by planting them far apart. A simple, neat layer of mulch ensures the focus remains on the artistic topiary element and deters the growth of weeds.